BY BRETT DWORSKI
You’d think a group that goes by the name Mt. Joy would stick to writing cheerful, optimistic ballads, but don’t be fooled: this 5-piece indie folk band illustrates the profound, frustrated undertones of today’s youth in their records. Listen closely to their single “Sheep” and you’ll detect a call to arms to unify our nation in the midst of our current bewildered state. “When there is blood on the streets of Baltimore / Kids are getting ready for a long war / Maybe I was born in the wrong skin / But those sheep are rolling in the mud again”. Pals since high school, Mt. Joy founders Matt Quinn (vocals/guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar) lead the sophisticated quintet on their U.S. tour this summer.