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No Joy announces their new record More Faithful out June 9th on Arts & Crafts in Canada (and Mexican Summer internationally), representing the first time the Montreal band has worked with a Canadian label. In anticipation of the release, the foursome shares its first single “Everything New”, which documents the band at a turning point, successfully building from the vapory guitar pop for which they’re known, while adding intricacies and left turns that throw the song well off its set course.

Throughout More Faithful, singer/guitarist Jasamine White-Gluz, guitarist Laura Lloyd, drummer Garland Hastings, and bassist Michael Farsky push themselves to new peaks of intensity. The album bears the fruit of a band that has refined its work ethic in the gulf of time between recording sessions. The outcome – 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 – is as unwavering as ever.

Where No Joy’s last album, Wait To Pleasure balanced textural difference with the freewheeling novelty of the studio environment, More Faithful documents a much more rigorous creative process and performance. For the record, No Joy worked with musician and producer Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Violens, Chairlift). Recording was split between tracking at Brooklyn studio Gary’s Electric and an old farmhouse in Costa Rica. In this rural Costa Rican setting, Elbrecht created a makeshift but nurturing studio environment where he and No Joy did the mixing, overdubs, and cut vocals for twelve hours a day. Repairing themselves to an isolated environment strengthened No Joy’s regimented approach to making a record that satisfied their vision.

There is no question that More Faithful is the most forward, throttling record No Joy has made, taking their sound to the wall in a brazen display of beauty-laced power. At times the album is heavier than anything they’ve done yet, while also their fastest – riffs shooting upward in discord and drifting down in angelic harmonies.

See the band on tour in Canada beginning in April and watch for more Canadian tour dates to be announced soon.
3/26 - Burlington VT - Signal Kitchen
3/27 - Portland ME - SPACE Gallery
3/28 - Hamden CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space
4/02 - Quebec QC - Le Sous-Sol du Cercle
4/03 - Moncton NB - Tide & Boar Gastropub
4/04 - Halifax NS - Gus's Pub
4/09 - Guelph ON - Kazoo! Fest eBar
4/10 - London ON - Call The Office
4/11 - Peterborough ON - The Red Dog Tavern
5/10/15 Birmingham, UK - The Hare & Hound *
5/11/15 London, UK - Oslo *
5/13/15 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club *
5/14/15 York, UK - The Fulford Arms *
5/14/15 Liverpool, UK - Kazimer *
5/15/15 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
5/16/15 Bristol, UK - The Louisiana *
5/20/15 Brighton, UK - Prince Albert *
5/22/15 Amsterdam, NL – De Nieuwe Anita
6/17 - Toronto ON – NXNE

*w/ Cheatahs



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