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

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