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No Joy's full-length debut, Ghost Blonde, was a cheaply recorded, noisy pop record bursting with happily arranged marriages of opposing ideas and textures. Wait to Pleasure finds the Montreal band stepping out of the murky shadows of home recording into the balancing act of studio recording. The mysterious lyrics—cooed and woven in the air by Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd—glisten a tad brighter, and the whooshing vortex of their distorted guitars still beckons dangerously. But the edges are somehow softened. This is all good, save for the fact that No Joy's admiration of bands like My Bloody Valentine and Curve also feels more pointed here, while on its debut the trio experimented and rearranged the building blocks of the shoegaze genre like toddling newbies. Wait to Pleasure is a much more accessible record, with few real surprises. The crunch of the first chords on "Lizard Kids" are stomped out for a solid two minutes (again, not a bad thing!), while the Cocteau Twins–inspired single "Lunar Phobia" twinkles and billows sweetly, and "Hare Tarot Lies" glides effortlessly for three-plus minutes of bliss.

Customer Reviews

LUSH lives again!!

Anyone who remembers and misses LUSH... here ya go!

Now, if we can just find a way to get THE SUNDAYS back!

Great Music

Just discovered them and bought the second track. Good stuff!

Big Step Up

This album marks some great evolution from this band -- liked their first LP, love this one.


Formed: November 1, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The doomy shoegaze band No Joy began in November 2009, when guitarist/vocalist Jasamine White-Gluz was living in Los Angeles and guitarist/vocalist Laura Lloyd was living in Montreal. The pair wrote songs as long-distance collaborators until White-Gluz moved to Montreal and they could play shows together. One of their first gigs was with Best Coast; when that band's Bethany Cosentino said that No Joy was "the best band ever" on her Twitter feed, buzz began forming around the band. The band's moody,...
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