NO JOY’s catalogue is now available on Hand Drawn Dracula Records Canada!!!! With a penchant for delay-saturated jangle, industrial distortion, and sludgey drones over disco beats with leveled-up expertise in production, NO JOY has showcased and evolved their sound through these pivotal Canadian releases.
Following their acclaimed 2010 debut, Ghost Blonde, No Joy released the five-song EP Negaverse, a mini album that highlighted “both the intimacy and intricacy of their song-craft.” “With their strong second full-length Wait to Pleasure, No Joy transcended the faithful shoegaze revivalism of their 2010 debut by yanking melodies out of their thick, fuzzy guitar stew and operating with previously unforeseen refinement and clarity” (Pitchfork). That same year they released the “fleeting yet revelatory” (Exclaim) Pastel & Pass Out EP to coincide with their 2013 European tour. On 2015’s More Faithful, No Joy “pulled off one hell of a trick: by the time it’s over, you’re wondering how a record so precise, so considered, can sound so gloriously laid-back” (The Line Of Best Fit).
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2010 Ghost Blonde – BANDCAMP / STREAM
2012 Negaverse – BANDCAMP / STREAM
2013 Wait To Pleasure – BANDCAMP / STREAM
2013 Pastel & Pass Out – BANDCAMP / STREAM
2015 More Faithful – BANDCAMP / STREAM
NOV 19 / Berlin, DE – Synaesthesie Festival w/ Sonic Boom, Tricky, Slowdive
NOV 22 / Montreal, CA – Bar Le Ritz w/ Preoccupations
NOV 24 / Toronto, CA – Lees Palace w/ Preoccupations