Published Dec 06, 2012Here's the good news: Montreal noise-pop band No Joy recorded an experimental-leaning album and recruited Raveonettes frontman Sune Rose Wagner to mix it. The bad news? They have decide to scrap it and are planning to release an entirely different set of recordings as their sophomore album.
Singer-guitarist Jasamine White-Gluz told Spinner, "Last year at this time we wrote and recorded an album and were going in all kinds of weird directions and experimenting," adding that the collection was mixed with Wagner in New York.
Unfortunately, they weren't happy with the end product, so they decided to start from square one. They worked in a studio with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Chairlift, Violens), marking a change from their lo-fi origins.
White-Gluz said, "The new one is a progression because we've developed as a band and we also were less referential in our songwriting. It wasn't about having a 'shoegaze' guitar sound on this new one. It was just about songs and having those songs be memorable."
The new album doesn't yet have a name, but it's expected out through Mexican Summer in the spring of 2013. Expect more details to emerge in the coming months.
When it arrives, this will be the follow-up to No Joy's 2012 EP Negaverse.