Joyce Manor Teams with Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles for New Video/Pet Adoption PSA


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Southern California pop-punk band Joyce Manor debuted a new music video for “Did You Ever Know?,” a song from the group’s recent album 40 Oz to Fresno.

The clip, which was shared on Wednesday, is a collaboration with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025.

For this video, the band toured the facility at Best Friends, getting up close and personal with dogs, cats (and kittens!) available for adoption. At the core of the video’s message and the collaboration between Joyce Manor and Best Friends is the harsh reality that in far too many cases, adoptable pets are put down due to shelter overcrowding and other factors.

Thankfully, places like Best Friends exist to try and turn the tide in the right direction.

Joyce Manor bassist Matt Ebert described his personal connection to Best Friends:

“Adopting my dog Violet from Best Friends back in 2015 was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and it has completely changed my life for the better. I’ve wanted to work with the rescue for years, and they were gracious enough to show us around their facility and educate us about everything that goes into their goal of making every shelter across the country a no-kill shelter by 2025. I hope anyone considering a new pet takes the time to consider the major benefits of rescuing theirs!”

And some additional information about Best Friends:

Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 355,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,800 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.

Joyce Manor’s upcoming tour dates, which include a special show in January of 2023 at the Long Beach Arena with PUP and Jeff Rosenstock:

8/3 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
8/4 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
8/5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
8/6 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
8/7 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
8/8 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
8/9 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
8/10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
8/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
8/13 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
8/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
8/16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
8/17 – Richmond, VA – The National
8/18 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
8/19 – Nashville, TN – Main Stage @ Eastside Bowl
8/20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
8/21 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
8/23 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
8/24 – Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge
8/25 – Dallas, TX – Studio @ The Factory
8/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
1/7 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena