Montreal shoegazers No Joy are returning in August with Motherhood, their first full-length album in five years. We’ve already heard one single, “Birthmark.” And today they’re sharing another, “Nothing Will Hurt,” which melds conspicuous slap bass with swirling aqueous synthpop.
“The demo of this song started as a slow Industrial burner built on samples of me screaming,” explains singer Jasamine White-Gluz. “Once brought into the studio, the song found new life; our mission in the studio was that no idea was too weird to try. That led to us squishing Bananas into very expensive microphones to get textured percussion noises, shoving kitchen knives into guitar necks to create a perfect slide guitar sound and adding some Primus-inspired slap bass.”
The song’s accompanying lyric video was filmed at Ferme du Domaine Quinchien, a Quebec organization that saves and rehabilitates farm animals — including Piquette, the goat that graces Motherhood’s memorable cover artwork. Watch and listen to “Nothing Will Hurt” below.
Motherhood is out 8/21 on Joyful Noise/Hand Drawn Dracula. Pre-order it here.