No Joy / Album Launch / Casa Del Popolo / November 27th

Posted on November 24, 2010 |

By far the best local release of 2010 is the debut album “Ghost Blonde” by No Joy.

A four-piece band stewarded by guitarist/vocalist Laura Lloyd and Jasmine White-Glutz, a band of that ilk was something I’ve yearned for to show up in
our fair city and call our own.

Their debut is a sweet galette of fuzzed out, noise-y, distorted, feedback heavy,
etheral, melodious Shoegaze. Reminds me quite a bit of early Sonic Youth
but mostly bands I dug in the 90’s Shoegaze scene like Lush or Pale Saints.

It all started November of last year when White-Glutz was living in Los Angeles
and Lloyd was living here. They wrote songs together long-distance until White-Glutz moved back to the 514.

One of their first gigs was @ Friendship Cove (RIP) opening for Best Coast last April (great show, YT clip here) and BC’s Bethany Cosentino like what she heard and Tweeted to her followers that No Joy was “the best band ever” got some buzz
out of it and BC’s label Mexican Summer signed No Joy to their roster.

They enlisted The Raveonettes’s Sune Rose-Wagner to mix their debut LP and here we are for the album launch.

This Saturday @ Casa Del Popolo with Metz, Ducktails and local band Grimes sharing the bill. — > FB EVENT PAGE

You can only buy tickets online and they’re selling out fast being that Casa
Del Popolo
is so very small a venue.

They’ve released a video for the first single “Hawaii” directed
by Salazar.

It is slighty NSFW cuz of dem muddy boobies being shown.

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