Today NO JOY releases the official music video for “Dream Rats” (directed by Beatrice Scharf-Pierzchala) from forthcoming album Motherhood. Also this Friday No Joy plays a full band livestream / album release show via Baby TV at 8pm EST. “Dream Rats” features frontperson and principal songwriter Jasamine White-Gluz’s sister, Alissa, of deathcore supergroup Arch Enemy.
 
PITCHFORK, INDIE88, EXCLAIM!, INDIE ROCKS, REVOLVER MAGAZINE
 
MOTHERHOOD out THIS FRIDAY via Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DIGTAL: smarturl.it/nojoy084

The video also features an amazing duck named Success who is somewhat of a local celebrity in Montreal. The White-Gluz sisters want to take this opportunity to spotlight the work of Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre, a non-profit organization located in Hudson, Quebec. Their mission is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage. Donate and learn more here: https://www.canadahelps.org/

Aug 21 6PM Irving Plaza (Q & A)
Aug 21 8PM Baby’s Alright (Live Stream), New York NY – TICKETS

NEW! NO JOY “Dream Rats” (featuring vocals by Jasmine’s sister Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy) streaming on STEREOGUM, THE LINE OF BEST FIT, PASTE, and BROOKLYN VEGAN.

AUG 10th 3PM EDT: tune in for the MOTHERHOOD album world premiere and Q&A ——> http://joyfulnoi.se/nojoyparty

MOTHERHOOD out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DIGTAL: https://smarturl.it/nojoy084

Aug 21 Baby’s Alright (Live Stream), New York NY – TICKETS

NEW! NO JOY share their latest video, “Four” via STEREOGUM, NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS, THE LINE OF BEST FIT, PASTE MAGAZINE, UNDER THE RADAR, INDIE 88, EXCLAIM! & PITCHFORK

NO JOY‘s latest video follows Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) visual artist Ashley Diabo at her home in Kahnawake. Ashley’s art is inspired by her home, family, Pennywise and nature. Makeup has been her primary medium, having worked with Dazed Magazine, SSENSE, Hunter Schafer, and King Kong Magazine.

No Joy teamed up with Jodi Heartz with the aim, explains Jasamine, “to appreciate Ashley at home, hoping to inspire all to embrace the love and inspiration of their home the way Ashley reminds us every day. She has a special gift to make the everyday more and better and magical.”

Ashley, Jodi and No Joy are urging listeners to make donations to the following organizations: Canadian Roots Exchange, Native Women’s Association of Canada, True North Aid, Unist’ot’en Camp

Motherhood out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DGTL: https://smarturl.it/nojoy084

July 18 Aesthetic Magazine Festival (Instagram)
July 25 Domesicle Distorsion Psychfest Montreal


 

SAHARA‘s debut full-length album, Pure Glass, is out now and available HERE and on all streaming platforms.

“Pure Glass, is a poppy, fun time that is at once nostalgic and optimistically forward-looking – It’s the perfect summertime album” – EXCLAIM!

“New Band Of The Week” – 106.8FM PHONIC UK / THE BRITPOP REVIVAL HOUR

“irresistible pop that bursts with shimmering, duelling guitars and lovely melodies. If you like dream pop/shoegaze, you’ll love Sahara” – CBC Radio One 99.1FM / ERROL NAZARETH

NEW! Montreal’s NO JOY share the second track, “Nothing Will Hurt”, from their forthcoming album, Motherhood, via AESTHETIC MAGAZINE, FILTER, PASTE, BROOKLYN VEGAN, UNDER THE RADAR, and STEREOGUM. “Nothing Will Hurt” single is available now on all music services.

“melds conspicuous slap bass with swirling aqueous synthpop” – STEREOGUM

“Dreamy New Single – buoyant and full of swirling synths” – PASTE

Motherhood out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DGTL: https://smarturl.it/nojoy084

Having performed with the likes of Lust for Youth, DIIV, Beach Fossils, Weyes Blood, The Chameleons, Night Beats and Drab Majesty, Toronto’s SAHARA today announce details of their first full length album, Pure Glass, which will be released on June 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“The song will definitely appeal to fans of Minks and Beach Fossils” – VIDEO OF THE DAY // NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS

Sahara also shares the video for their lead single “Chimes”. Combining a 90’s shoegaze and dreampop channeled via Adorable and The Bolshoi. Pure Glass is now available for PRE-SAVE // PRE-ORDER.

NEW! Montreal’s NO JOY joins Hand Drawn Dracula and announce first full-length album in five years, Motherhood.

Lead single and video, directed by Jordan “Dr Cool” Minkoff, for “Birthmark” premiered today at EXCLAIM!, BROOKLYN VEGAN, AESTHETIC MAG, PASTE MAGAZINE, THE LINE OF BEST FIT, GORILLA VS BEAR, STEREOGUM and PITCHFORK.

“dramatic, radiant and at its core, joyfully alive” – PASTE

“hybridization of shoezage and other ’90s influences (trip hop, electronica, nu metal)” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“hyper-catchy, spaced-out electronic pop” – STEREOGUM

Motherhood is out 08/21/2020 via Hand Drawn Dracula Records (CAN) and Joyful Noise Recordings (ROW).
PRE-ORDER Neon Violet LP/CD/DGTL: https://smarturl.it/nojoy084

The uplifting new video for PRINCE JOSH‘s The Joy, directed by Paul Johnston, documents a community and dance culture in Toronto. Featured by BOOOOOOOM, VIMEO and premiered via NOWNESS PICKS!
 
NOWNESS // https://www.nowness.com/picks/the-joy-prince-josh-paul-sam-johnston

BOOOOOOOM // https://tv.booooooom.com/2020/05/12/prince-josh-the-joy/

+++ Selected as a VIMEO STAFF PICK
 
“I hope in this time it can act as a reminder of what we all once shared and what we will all share again, as things are always better when we can dance and find a sense of freedom together.” – Paul Johnston

“The film takes its name from a composition by local musician Prince Josh, who attempted to distil the euphoria of being on the dance floor in the small hours of the morning into an evocative, electronic soundtrack.” – NOWNESS

Available worldwide via Hand Drawn Dracula on all streaming platforms.
BUY / STREAM HERE: https://smarturl.it/princejoshthejoy