No Joy - Ghost Blonde

It sorta makes sense the Best Coast-beloved No Joy fall between Nachtmystium and Pearl Harbor on Mexican Summer’s artists page. The Montreal/L.A. duo of Laura Lloyd and Jasamine White-Gluz mention “doom” (along with “psychedelic” and “shoegazer”) on their Bandcamp page and have played shows with Harvey Milk and Coalesce, but no, their noise-pop isn’t very metal: I’m talking a darker sensibility, the “you will die” in their promo photo, the title of their upcoming full-length Ghost Blonde, the idea of “No Joy” in and of itself. Take “Heedless” from Ghost Blonde. Maybe it’s a play on Sonic Youth’s “Ghost Bitch,” or something.

Ghost Blonde:

01 “Mediumship”
02 “Heedless”
03 “Maggie Says I Love You”
04 “You Girls Smoke Cigarettes?”
05 “Pacific Pride”
06 “Hawaii”
07 “Indigo Child”
08 “Still”
09 “Untitled”
10 “Ghost Blonde”

Ghost Blonde is out 11/16 via Mexican Summer.

No Joy Promo 2010

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