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

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