No Joy is the Montreal, Canadian alt-rock shoegaze group of not one, but TWO rockin’ hot blondes, Jasamine White-Gluz and Larua Lloyd… Okay, throw a guy in there now too: Garland Hastings. The No Joy gals have been shredding together since 2009, and quickly signed on with Mexican Summer Records (Autre Ne Veut, Light Asylum, Peaking Lights, Tamaryn) soon there after. They’ve toured with Best Coast, the Vivian Girls, Surfer Blood, Marnie Stern, and continue to hold and develop their shoegaze own with each new release. Luckily, they’ve just had one!
“Wait to Pleasure” is No Joy‘s recently released sophomore album. It’s been noted for its directional shift, but has been welcomed with praising reviews. The new album (which you can now stream on Spotify) is throbbing, hypnotic, groovy, glowing and pop-tinged making it a highly addictive and magnetic listen.
No Joy is currently wrapping up their tour now. “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,” says White-Gluz on Mexican Summer’s website. “No matter what, we are making this music for ourselves.”
No Joy – Hare Tarot Lies
No Joy – Lunar Phobia