NO JOY // WAIT TO PLEASURE (10th Anniversary Edition)

To mark its ten year anniversary, Hand Drawn Dracula presents a new, limited edition pressing of NO JOY‘s classic album Wait to Pleasure expanded with two new tracks from the beloved band’s original line up. Pressed on an exclusive edition of 100 translucent tan vinyl.

Wait To Pleasure is the product of the Montreal noise-pop band’s first foray in a fully-furnished studio environment. Here the band has flourished, delivering their finest set to date, rooted heavily in shoegaze ripcurls and devastating melody, finishing sentences whispered long ago with depth, variance and force. Singer-guitarists Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd and drummer Garland Hastings knock down the fence between nostalgia and modernity, chaos and control, in a perfectly- realized effort made to bridge their uncompromised musical pasts with the alarmist tendencies of the present.

“Rare Shoegaze Gems From All Eras Unearthed – the modern shoegaze record to beat” – DAILY BANDCAMP

“multifaceted arrangements that reflected a careful recording process – Wait to Pleasure is a gorgeously recorded piece of dream pop” – INTERVIEW / EXCLAIM!

Wait To Pleasure found No Joy set loose in the record label, Mexican Summer, studio for two weeks in 2012 with producer Jorge Elbrecht at the helm. “Our earlier records are purely guitar-based, rock band lineups,” Laura adds, “and with Wait To Pleasure we seized the opportunity to change things up a bit.”

“We play as if the audience isn’t there, and we wouldn’t care if there weren’t anyone in the room at all, other than our band,” Jasamine qualifies. “No matter what, we are making this music for ourselves.” Feel fortunate, then, that we are invited along to listen in, to take what we want out of No Joy’s songs. They’ve gotten everything they wanted already. [photo: Richmond Lam]


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