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

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