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No More Day Jobs for Mt. Joy

Founded in the Philadelphia area by Sam Quinn and Matt Cooper, Mt. Joy's ambitions were to record songs. And that's what they did, before heading back to their day jobs, as a manager in the music industry, and as a lawyer. Everything changed, though, when they uploaded the song "Astrovan" to Spotify. Over 10 million plays later, the band has set up shop in Los Angeles, played Conan, and are a part of NPR's new music discovery program, Slingshot. Kallao talks to Matt and Sam about what it was like to quit their jobs to pursue their musical ambitions, what they get asked about on Facebook, and how long it took to craft their very first single, "Silver Lining".

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