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Today, NO JOY, the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, is releasing their new EP, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven. The EP features orchestral reimaginings of 4 songs from No Joy’s critically acclaimed 2020 album Motherhood and a cover of Deftones’ “Teenager.”

A close listen to the 5 songs that comprise Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven will reveal the absurdist influences behind the EP: Disney’s 1986 DTV Valentine special, which set tracks like Eurythmics’ “There Must Be An Angel” to classic animation, live reimaginations of ‘90s alt-favorites like Bjork performing “Isobel” with a live orchestra, and inventive instrument expressions of the same era, like steel drums and acoustic guitars on Jane’s Addiction’s “Jane Says.” “Some of those late 90s electronica trip-hop acts involved strings in their live performance. I was interested in that, and with some of them, I was like, ‘Let’s go full Little Mermaid,” White-Gluz says.

To commemorate the release White-Gluz chatted with the multi-instrumentalist Ouri (of Hildegard), who plays on the EP, for TALKHOUSE. She also put together a playlist of influences for BROOKLYN VEGAN, and penned a track by track breakdown of the EP for FLOOD Magazine. Feature: BANDCAMP NEW & NOTABLE, BV INDIE BASEMENT, FILTER, JOURNAL METRO, GORILLA VS BEAR

Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven is out today via Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada. Order: bandcamp / streaming

NO JOY the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has shared a video for their cover of Deftones‘ “Teenager (From Heaven)” from their upcoming release, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven.

Radio premiere via THE STROMBO SHOW
Video via THE LINE OF BEST FIT, BROOKLYN VEGAN, STEREOGUM, BIZZARRE MAGAZINE, THE PRP, EXCLAIM!, INDIE88, UNDER THE RADAR, NPR

“I have never been shy about my love for Deftones,” says White-Gluz. “White Pony is one of my favorite records of all time and the track Teenager was proof to me that they were a band bigger than any nu-metal confines they were trapped in. It’s such a sensitive and delicate song sequenced right in the center of a very heavy album. We recorded our version completely remotely. Nailah’s harp, Tara’s lapsteel, and Ouri’s experimental cello really capture the emotional feeling I had when I first heard the song as a teenager.”

As a companion & contrast to themes presented on both 2020’s Motherhood and upcoming EP, White-Gluz was interested in the aesthetic tradition of cinema-verite? & youth-directed expression. While the video for the previously released single “Kidder (From Heaven)” was created from the perspective 7-year-old director Sloan, the video for “Teenager (From Heaven)” was directed & shot by 15-year-old Kevin in Arizona.

“I took the videos cause I want something to remember when I grow up. It’s always the small moments like skating around with your friends or walking around your high school campus that means the most,” says the video’s director. “It’s gonna be really cool when I get older and see these old videos with all my old classmates and friends.’

Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven is out May 19th via Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Joyful Noise (ROW).
Available for pre-order : bandcamp / smartlink

NO JOY, the genre-defying project of Jasamine White-Gluz, has announced Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, a new album of orchestral re-imaginings of songs from their critically acclaimed 2020 LP Motherhood. The first single “Kidder (from Heaven)” is out now, video directed by 7 year old Sloan.

Of the song, White-Gluz says “for me, Kidder evokes duality; youth & aging, happy & sad, bright & dark. I’ve sat with this song for such a long time that for this video I wanted to give full creative control over to someone else to see what imagery the music evoked for them. I couldn’t think of anyone better suited than Sloan- her mind works in wondrous ways and it was an honor to soundtrack her vision.” The video’s director Sloan adds “I wanted to imitate the sparkliness of a dream.

THE LINE OF BEST FIT / UNDER THE RADAR / BROOKLYN VEGAN / INDIE 88 / NPR

Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven is out May 19th via Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Joyful Noise (ROW).
Available for pre-order : bandcamp / smartlink

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
DIGTAL: smarturl.it/nojoy084

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

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

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