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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.   XO (Adam's Getting Married)
  3.   Blue Neck Riviera
  4.   E
  5.   Prodigy
  6.   Slug Night
  7.   Hare Tarot Lies
  8.   Hawaii
  9.   Hollywood Teeth
  10.   Remember Nothing
  11.   Pleasure
  12.   Lizard Kids
  13.   Smiley Face
  14.   Still
  15.   Starchild Is Dead
  16.   Bolas
  17.   Indigo Child
  18.   Lunar Phobia
  19.   You Girls Smoke Cigarettes?
  20.   Everything New
  21.   Theme Song
  22.   Maggie Says I Love You
  23.   Mediumship
  24.   Wrack Attack
  25.   Shame Cave
  26.   Yang Sanpanku
  27.   Moon in My Mouth
  28.   No Joy
  29.   A Thorn in Garlands Side
  30.   Rude Films
  31.   Untitled
  32.   VHFD
  33.   Junior
  34.   Last Boss
  35.   Corpo Daemon
  36.   I Am an Eye Machine
  37.   Second Spine
  38.   JC Twenty Three
  39.   Pacific Pride
  40.   Ghost Blonde
  41.   Judith
  42.   Burial in Twos
  43.   Chalk Snake
  44.   Heedless
  45.   Uhy Yuoi Yoi
  46.   No Summer
  47.   Ignored Pets
  48.   [Untitled]
  49.   Corpo Dæmon
  50.   Untitled
  51.   Untitled

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