No Joy have announced their new record ‘More Faithful’ out June 9 on CD / LP / digitally via Mexican Summer and Arts & Crafts (in Canada only). In anticipation of the release, the foursome share their first track Everything New – listen below via YouTube. The track is available on iTunes as an instant download when you pre-order ‘More Faithful’. You can also grab it the CD or LP here.
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Everything New 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.
‘More Faithful’ is No Joy’s third full-length for Mexican Summer. Throughout the album, singer / guitarist Jasamine White-Gluz, guitarist Laura Lloyd, drummer Garland Hastings, and bassist Michael Farsky, (formerly of Dirty Beaches live band) 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 ‘More Faithful,’ No Joy worked with musician and producer Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti, Chairlift, Violens). Recording was split between tracking at Brooklyn studio Garys 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 12 hours a day. Repairing themselves to an isolated environment strengthened No Joys 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 ‘More Faithful’ is heavier than anything theyve done yet, while also their fastest, riffs shooting upward in discord and drifting down in angelic harmonies.
‘More Faithful’ track listing:
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
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For more information on No Joy, visit nojoymusic.com.