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.
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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”.