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

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