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For the better part of the past dozen years, Jorge Elbrecht has had a hand in creating some of the most beautiful, forward-thinking, and occasionally abjectly weird music to infiltrate the world of contemporary indie rock. In the mid 2000s, Elbrecht first began releasing music with Lansing-Dreiden, a highly conceptual art and music collective (and… More »

Admittedly, this is a bit of a weird week for 5 Best Songs. Not weird because the songs are stranger than usual (they’re not) or because they’re weak in some way (they’re super not), but because there’s no single track that casts a gigantic shadow over the others. But weirdness often makes for great spectacle. More »

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

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No Joy – “Judith” Video

No Joy's new record, More Faithful, dropped back in June on the Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer, and it's been awhile since we've seen a new…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 29, 2015 - 11:52 am

No Joy – “Everything New” Video

Tomorrow, Montreal shoegazers No Joy will drop their new album More Faithful upon the world. First single "Everything New" is a glimmering rush of guitars,…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 11:47 am

No Joy – “Hollywood Teeth”

Montreal shoegazers No Joy are a few weeks away from releasing More Faithful, their grand and urgent new album. The two songs we've already posted,…
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2015 - 10:49 am

No Joy – “Moon In My Mouth”

Montreal shoegazers No Joy have fleshed out quite a bit as a band since Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd founded the doom-dreamy duo. On their…
Caitlin White | April 21, 2015 - 10:13 am

No Joy – “Everything New”

Montreal's No Joy will release a third full-length LP titled More Faithful this June. The record follows 2013's breakthrough Wait To Pleasure. No Joy recorded…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 25, 2015 - 9:38 am

No Joy – “Second Spine”

No Joy put out a really enjoyable and fuzzed out sophomore album earlier this year and they're already back with more. "Second Spine" is off…
James Rettig | November 5, 2013 - 12:06 pm

No Joy – “Last Boss”

The bleary Montreal shoegaze band No Joy released their new album Wait To Pleasure a few months ago, and now they'll follow it up next…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2013 - 2:52 pm

No Joy – “Blue Neck Riviera” Video

You might remember listening to No Joy earlier this year via singles like "Lunar Phobia" and "Hare Tarot Lies," which led up to the glitching…
Miles Bowe | September 19, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Mexican Summer To Celebrate 5 Years With Fest, Book, LP

The Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer will celebrate its five-year anniversary next month with a two-day festival at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, featuring some of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 16, 2013 - 11:29 am

No Joy – “Hare Tarot Lies”

Montreal shoegazers No Joy went to an actual studio to record their new album Wait To Pleasure, and first single "Lunar Phobia" nudged them toward…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2013 - 11:20 am

No Joy – “Lunar Phobia”

Montreal-based shoegaze pop band No Joy have released a new single, "Lunar Phobia," off of their forthcoming album Wait To Pleasure -- their first full-length…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 20, 2013 - 1:22 pm

No Joy – “Junior”

Montreal shoegazers No Joy will release an EP later this summer, and the first released cut from that affair comes in the form of a…
Corban Goble | May 22, 2012 - 11:47 am

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what's possible when your videos don't have to…
jessica | November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

No Joy – “Heedless”

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…
brandon | September 23, 2010 - 12:25 pm