Published Mar 25, 2015No Joy endured a rather rocky road leading up to 2013's Wait to Pleasure, even scrapping a full album's worth of material. Thankfully, it sounds like things went a little smoother for their latest LP, which is called More Faithful and will be out on June 9 through Arts & Crafts/Mexican Summer.
Tracking took place at Gary's Electric Studio in Brooklyn and at a farmhouse in Costa Rica with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink, Chairlift). A press release describes the results as "a juxtaposition of unrest and calm, beauty and chaos, truth and fantasy, in the throes of dimed amps and hair-whipping guitar goddess rock music."
This is apparently, at times, the heaviest and most intricate No Joy record, but there are also vulnerable moments and "angelic harmonies" to sweeten the soundscape. For a taste of this, scroll past the tracklist below to hear "Everything New," which begins with echoing tones and later builds up with noise.
Also below, see the band's tour schedule, which includes US and European stops plus six Canadian shows in April.
1. Remember Nothing
2. Everything New
3. Hollywood Teeth
4. Moon in My Mouth
5. Burial in Twos
6. Corpo Daemon
8. Chalk Snake
9. Rude Films
10. I Am an Eye Machine
03/26 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
03/27 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
03/28 Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space
04/02 Quebec City, QC - Le Sous-Sol Du Cercle
04/03 Moncton, NB - Tide & Boar Gastropub
04/04 Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
04/09 Guelph, ON - Kazoo! Fest eBar
04/10 London, ON - Call The Office
04/11 Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog Tavern
05/10 Birmingham, UK - The Hare & Hound *
05/11 London, UK - Oslo *
05/13 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club *
05/14 York, UK - The Fulford Arms *
05/15 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
05/16 Bristol, UK - The Louisiana *
05/20 Brighton, UK - Prince Albert *
05/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Nieuwe Anita
* with Cheatahs