Toronto songwriter, composer, producer MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released his second single of 2020, Falling Forward, today via Hand Drawn Dracula, sharing a gorgeous video from director Jessamine Fok.
Falling Forward, along with Olsen’s winter single, Mayday, hint at expectations for a full-length album in 2021. Showcasing electric cello, in ambient, avant-garde influenced compositions, the GRAMMY Nominated classically trained musician transports the listener through a sound world of electronically altered and acoustic performance. Inspired by a combination of acoustic and pure synthetic sounds, meditations on late 19th-century impressionist harmony, and film scoring, the album promises to build a bridge between new classical and pop music communities.
“Jab Molassie” is also featured on the EVER NEW charity compilation, along side other Canadian artists including Cindy Lee, Chastity, Owen Palette, LA Timpa, Tess Roby, Mac DeMarco and many more. The compilation is available for purchase here, with 100% of proceeds going to Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2S charities (Black Health Alliance, Indspire, and The 519).
Prince Josh’s debut album THE JOY is available now!
“Sahara merged optimistic dream pop with gritty shoegaze on debut album Pure Glass” – EXCLAIM!
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
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
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
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.”
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
“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