Published Feb 20, 2013Last year, we learned that Montreal shoegazers No Joy had scrapped an entire recording session with Raveonettes frontman Sune Rose Wagner to rethink the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled debut. The band have now perfected a platter, knowingly titled Wait to Pleasure. It drops April 23 through Mexican Summer.
As previously reported, the collection was tracked with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Chairlift, Violens) over the course of a couple of weeks at Mexican Summer's studio, Gary's Electric. The recording sessions apparently stray from No Joy's lo-fi early days, adding piano, keyboards and drum programming into the mix. This is the first No Joy record released that finds the band working in a proper, fully furnished studio.
"The new one is a progression because we've developed as a band and we also were less referential in our songwriting," singer-guitarist Jasamine White-Gluz had previously said about the impending song cycle. "It wasn't about having a 'shoegaze' guitar sound on this new one. It was just about songs and having those songs be memorable."
For a taste of what's in store, you can stream new tune "Lunar Phobia" in the player at the bottom of the page.
A tracklisting has not yet been made available, but No Joy did announce some supporting dates for METZ and Clinic this spring. You can check the details, including a lone Canadian stop in Toronto, down below. You can also see the album's artwork up above.
4/21 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
4/23 Toronto, ON - The Garrison*
4/24 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall*
4/25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
4/26 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf*
4/27 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds Downstairs*
4/30 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom*
5/1 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour*
5/2 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
5/4 Seattle, WA - Neumos#
5/6 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge#
5/7 Denver, CO - Hi Dive#
5/9 Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College Gardner Lounge#
5/10 Minneapolis, MN - The Whole Music Club#
5/11 Madison, WI - The Frequency#
* with Clinic
# with METZ