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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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Stations Featuring
No Joy

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    New Indie First
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    Top Indie

    Top Indie
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    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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Albums by
No Joy

Top Songs by
No Joy

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

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