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

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