Montreal-based Shoegaze group No Joy has been not so quietly making waves since their debut in 2009. Originally a femme fronted duo, the band has expanded its band not only with two newer members, but with a well thought out, well produced LP, More Faithful. The album came out June 9th via Arts & Crafts, and is available to stream in its entirety.
Produced by Jorge Elbrecht in both Brooklyn and Costa Rica, More Faithful is rich with melodic textures, celestial vocals, edgy drums and washed out guitars. Alternating between fast paced punk-inspired tracks like “Hollywood Teeth” and slower introspective tracks like “Everything New”, this album demonstrates their grungier elements all while showcasing their softer dream-pop side.
If you like what you hear, check out the music video the band just released for “Everything New”.