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No Joy

The doomy shoegaze band No Joy began in November 2009, when guitarist/vocalist Jasamine White-Gluz was living in Los Angeles and guitarist/vocalist Laura Lloyd was living in Montreal. The pair wrote songs as long-distance collaborators until White-Gluz moved to Montreal and they could play shows together. One of their first gigs was with Best Coast; when that band's Bethany Cosentino said that No Joy was "the best band ever" on her Twitter feed, buzz began forming around the band. The band's moody, interlocking guitars and ethereal vocals allowed them to fit on bills with bands as diverse as Wavves, Harvey Milk, and Besnard Lakes. Meanwhile, Best Coast's label Mexican Summer signed No Joy and issued their self-titled 7", which was produced by Miracle Fortress' Graham Van Pelt in 2010. The band expanded to a four-piece and enlisted the Raveonettes' Sune Rose Wagner to mix their full-length album, Ghost Blonde, which was released in November 2010. In 2012, a stopgap EP entitled Negaverse was released while the band worked again with Wagner on the follow-up to their debut. Ultimately, however, the band was unsatisfied with the results and shelved the sessions, opting instead to work with producer Jorge Elbrecht on what would become their 2013 sophomore release, Wait to Pleasure. For third album More Faithful, the bandmembers split their recording time between studios in Brooklyn and Costa Rica. Working again with Elbrecht behind the desk, No Joy dove headlong into their most intricate and reaching ideas thus far, incorporating expanded instrumentation and advanced studio trickery into their established shoegaze sound. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   A Thorn in Garlands Side
  3.   Hare Tarot Lies
  4.   Slug Night
  5.   Blue Neck Riviera
  6.   Prodigy
  7.   E
  8.   Heedless
  9.   You Girls Smoke Cigarettes?
  10.   Lizard Kids
  11.   Remember Nothing
  12.   Judith
  13.   Hollywood Teeth
  14.   Maggie Says I Love You
  15.   Pleasure
  16.   No Summer
  17.   Everything New
  18.   No Joy
  19.   Starchild Is Dead
  20.   Uhy Yuoi Yoi
  21.   Pacific Pride
  22.   Chalk Snake
  23.   Burial in Twos
  24.   Wrack Attack
  25.   Theme Song
  26.   Hawaii
  27.   Rude Films
  28.   JC Twenty Three
  29.   Yang Sanpanku
  30.   I Am an Eye Machine
  31.   Ghost Blonde
  32.   Bolas
  33.   Shame Cave
  34.   XO (Adam's Getting Married)
  35.   Smiley Face
  36.   Corpo Daemon
  37.   Lunar Phobia
  38.   Ignored Pets
  39.   VHFD
  40.   Moon in My Mouth
  41.   Second Spine
  42.   Junior
  43.   Mediumship
  44.   Still
  45.   Last Boss
  46.   Indigo Child
  47.   Untitled

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