No Joy Announce 'Pastel or Pass Out' EP, Share New Track

No Joy Announce 'Pastel or Pass Out' EP, Share New Track
Montreal shoegazers No Joy released their stellar Wait to Pleasure LP earlier this year, and now the band are preparing to cap off their productive 2013 campaign with a new EP. The three-song Pastel or Pass Out will arrive digitally on November 4 through Mexican Summer, with the vinyl to follow on November 19.

Like Wait to Pleasure, the three-song EP was recorded with Jorge Elbrecht (Violens, Chairlift). According to a press release, it finds the band mining similar sonic territory and "striking a balance between the blistering walls of noise they're renowned for, with airy, expansive atmospherics that allow the songs to breathe and the melodies to seep through."

The tracklist is below, along with the outfit's upcoming tour schedule. Scroll past that to hear opening cut "Last Boss," which transforms from a quiet jangle-pop number to a fuzzy speaker assault and back again. As for the other songs, "Starchild Is Dead" is said to be filled with buzz-saw guitars, while "Second Spine" is more stripped-down and pop-friendly.

The song is available to pre-order on 12-inch vinyl right here.

Pastel or Pass Out

A1. Last Boss
A2. Starchild Is Dead
B1. Second Spine

Tour dates:

10/10 Los Angeles, CA - Taix (Culture Collide Festival)

10/12 Brooklyn, NY - Pioneer Works (Mexican Summer: Five Years)

10/25 Halifax, NS - Michael's Bar

10/26 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Club

11/01 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves

11/02 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans

11/03 Liverpool, UK - Shipping Forecast

11/04 Manchester, UK - Night & Day

11/05 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast

11/07 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

11/09 Bristol, UK - Start The Bus

11/10 Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store

11/11 London, UK - Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

11/12 Lille, France - La Peniche

11/13 Paris, France - Fleche d'Or *

11/15 Milan, Italy - Lo Fi ^

11/16 Carpi, Italy - Mattatoio

11/17 Rimini, Italy - Grottarossa

11/19 Zagreb, Croatia - KSET

11/20 Belgrade, Serbia - KC Grad

11/21 Skopje, Macedonia - MKC

11/22 Sofia, Bulgaria - Studio Sounds Like

11/23 Bucharest, Romania - CONTROL Club

11/25 Budapest, Hungary - Gozsdu Manó Klub

11/26 Vienna, Austria - Flex Cafe

11/27 Prague, Czech - Hoodoo Club

11/29 Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess Who Festival

11/30 Bruges, Belgium - Cactus Club

* with Fear of Man