For those unacquainted, NO JOY is Jasmine White-Gluz. She is a strange genius. Her new album, first in 5 years, Motherhood, is a fascinating album that is equal parts shoegaze, trip hop, trance, and nu-metal. Yes, NU-METAL. Motherhood is the culmination of years composing outside her comfort zone, and a return to DIY recording with leveled-up expertise in production.
“one of the most distinguished shoegaze acts of the last decade”… “a shoegaze album with a rare scope and an even rarer sense of fun and imagination” – 8 / PITCHFORK
“a blisteringly progressive record – one that genuinely feels years ahead of its time” – 9/10 THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“a 42-minute whirlwind of dreamy, danceable, shape-shifting art-pop that feels both chaotic and carefully controlled; staggeringly complex and laser-focused; exhausting and exhilarating” – PASTE
” White-Gluz branches out fearlessly in all directions on Motherhood … and takes No Joy’s always-restless creative spark to unimaginable new places.” – ALLMUSIC
FEATURED IN: PITCHFORK, BROOKLYN VEGAN, FADER, NME, DAILY BANDCAMP, INDIE88, EXCLAIM!
INTERVIEW: ALLMUSIC, FLOOD, CULT MTL, LE DEVOIR, LE CANAL AUDITIF, BROOKLYN VEGAN, APPLE MUSIC, JEZEBEL
Motherhood out now via Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN).
NEON VIOLET LP/CD: handdrawndracula.bandcamp.com