Published Jul 30, 2010For the last couple years, Brooklyn, NY's Mexican Summer has become one of the more integral boutique labels going. With a roster that's included the likes of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Real Estate, Washed Out, the Tallest Man on Earth, Kurt Vile, Marissa Nadler and Nachtmystium, the label has prided itself on limited edition releases that have sold out almost instantly.
This week's release of Best Coast's debut album, Crazy for You, sees the label branching out into widespread pressings to appease the sizable audience Mexican Summer and its artists have established. And now you can add Montreal's No Joy to the roster.
With a self-titled seven-inch produced by Miracle Fortress/Think About Life dude Graham Van Pelt now available, the Montreal-based doomgazers have announced that they will also be releasing a full-length on Mexican Summer this November.
"We're just entering our final stages of production right now, and we have Sune Rose Wagner from the Raveonettes mixing it," says No Joy's Laura Lloyd in a recent Exclaim! interview. "So far what he has done is amazing, so we are pretty excited."
To coincide with the album release, Lloyd says her band will also hit the road for "a fairly large tour in support of it, making it all the way down to L.A. and back, hitting CMJ, Pop Montreal, and a few other fests during the tour. And playing with some awesome bands along the way."
While No Joy have only been around since last November, they've already racked up an impressive resume of opening stints for the likes of Wavves, Coalesce, Harvey Milk, Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü), Besnard Lakes, METZ and, of course, labelmate Best Coast, who they've also befriended.
Says Lloyd about Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, "It's almost as if we are tied at the hip. Bethany plays an important role in us having any kind of success, as she tweeted about us and it went kind of viral (we played our fourth show ever with her). So we are forever indebted to her!"