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

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