No Joy – “Lunar Phobia” Video / Tour Dates / LP Drops April 23
by New Music Michael on March 11 2013
I first mentioned Montreal’s No Joy back in the fall of 2010, not long after I started blogging I suppose, referring to their sound as “led by fuzzy guitar, tons of reverb, and even more attitude”.
I managed to see them the next spring at South By Southwest at the My Old Kentucky Blog showcase, as “their set assaulted the senses (in a good way). From start to finish, these noise-pop professionals orchestrated a musical journey that featured reverb fuzz that was probably heard up in orbit … at the top of their game on the day”.
And now they’re back. Not that they really went anywhere, but their new album “Wait To Pleasure” is set to drop on April 23, from which we have a new track, a new video, “Lunar Phobia”, which you can stream above. There’s a tour too of course, with a number of the gigs also featuring another extraordinary Cancon band – METZ.
Can’t wait for this album!
Apr 21 – Cambridge MA at Sinclair
Apr 23 – Toronto ON at Garrison
Apr 24 – Chicago IL at Lincoln Hall
Apr 25 – Nashville TN at Mercy Lounge
Apr 26 – Denton TX at Dans Silverleaf
Apr 27 – Houston TX at Fitzgeralds Downstairs
Apr 28 – Austin TX at Austin Psych Fest
Apr 30 – Phoenix AZ at Crescent Ballroom
May 01 – Los Angeles CA at Troubadour
May 02 – San Francisco CA at Rickshaw
May 04 – Seattle WA at Neumos (first of dates with METZ)
May 06 – Salt Lake City UT at Urban Lounge
May 07 – Denver CO at Hi Dive
May 09 – Grinnell IA at Grinnell College Gardner Lounge
May 10 – Minneapolis MN at University Of Minnesota Twin Cities
May 11 – Madison WI at Frequency (last of dates with METZ)
May 14 – Philadelphia PA at Kung Fu Necktie
May 15 – New York NY at Mercury Lounge
May 16 – Brooklyn NY at Glasslands
May 17 – Montreal QC at Plant
Aug 14 - Sturgill Simpson (Union Hall) Tickets Aug 17 - Freak Heat Waves (Buckingham) Tickets Aug 26 - Fitz And the Tantrums (Union Hall) Tickets Aug 27 - We Were Friends Album Release (Mercury) Tickets Sep 01 - Jesse And the Dandelions Album Release (Needle) Tickets Sep 01 - Rodriguez (Jubilee) Tickets Sep 03-04 - Sonic Boom (Borden Park) Tickets
Yes, over the years I've picked up some instruments too. Still available for the right psych/indie/folk project, but currently a bassist in a psych-shoegaze outfit, as well as electric/acoustic in my own sludgefolk project. More news coming soon on both. (more info)