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

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