No Joy Detail First Album in 5 Years 'Motherhood'

They've also shared the video for their new single "Birthmark"

BY Allie GregoryPublished May 8, 2020

Montreal noise-pop outfit No Joy have announced plans for a brand new record. Motherhood is due to arrive on August 21 via Hand Drawn Dracula/Joyful Noise.

In addition to their announcement, the outfit have shared the record's lead single "Birthmark," as well as its accompanying Jordan "Dr. Cool" Minkoff-directed music video, shot entirely in quarantine.

"I wrote the song loosely based around my time visiting an elderly loved one in a senior's residence years ago," frontperson Jasamine White-Gluz said of the track. "There's currently a devastating crisis happening in these homes across Canada and it makes me feel incredibly helpless not being able to do anything. It's important to check in/write letters to seniors who might be in isolation right now."

According to a press release, the encapsulating album Motherhood is "the culmination of years composing outside of [White-Gluz's] comfort zone, and a return to DIY recording with a leveled-up expertise in production."

The record is No Joy's first in five years, following 2015's More Faithful.

Watch the video for "Birthmark" below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting.


1. Birthmark
2. Dream Rats (ft. Alissa White-Gluz)
3. Nothing Will Hurt
4. Four
5. Ageless
6. Why Mothers Die
7. Happy Bleeding
8. Signal Lights
9. Fish
10. Primal Curse
11. Kidder

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