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

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