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25 Great EPs From 2018

Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the…
James Rettig | December 5, 2018 - 10:00 am


Q&A: Jorge Elbrecht On What Producers Really Do, What Ariel Pink Is Really Like, And How Mainstream Pop Has Reached A State Of Idiocracy

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…
T. Cole Rachel | July 29, 2015 - 11:41 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | April 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm

More No Joy stories

No Joy – “Dream Rats” (Feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz)

No Joy's first new album in 5 years, Motherhood, is out at the end of the month. We've heard three tracks from it already --…
James Rettig | August 10, 2020 - 11:07 am

No Joy – “Four”

No Joy are gearing up for the release of Motherhood, their first new album in five years. They've already shared early singles "Birthmark" and "Nothing
Peter Helman | July 13, 2020 - 9:57 am

No Joy – “Nothing Will Hurt”

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…
Peter Helman | June 17, 2020 - 10:18 am

No Joy – “Birthmark”

It's one of music's great paradoxes: No Joy inevitably leads to joy. The Montréal shoegazers had a sneaky-great run early last decade, but they haven't…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2020 - 10:15 am

No Joy / Sonic Boom – “Slorb”

After touring No Joy's 2015 album More Faithful, Jasamine White-Gluz felt like she had to explore something different next. That impetus led to her collaborating…
Ryan Leas | March 8, 2018 - 3:19 pm


No Joy / Sonic Boom – “Obsession” (Video)

Since 2010, Jasamine White-Gluz has been making haunting and gorgeous music as the principal songwriter for No Joy, the great and underrated Montreal band that's…
Ryan Leas | February 7, 2018 - 10:32 am

No Joy – “Hellhole”

Montreal shoegazers No Joy got Lansing-Dreiden/Violens mastermind and Ariel Pink collaborator Jorge Elbrecht to produce their new EP Creep. And while we've already posted the…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2017 - 2:47 pm

No Joy – “Califone” Video

Right now, Montreal shoegazers No Joy are in the midst of releasing a series of EPs. It started with last year's Drool Sucker, and it…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2017 - 11:45 am

No Joy – “A Thorn In Garlands Side”

The noisy Montreal shoegaze band No Joy are planning to follow up More Faithful, the album that they released last year, with a series of…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 11:19 am

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