No Joy Detail First Album in 5 Years 'Motherhood'

They've also shared the video for their new single "Birthmark"
No Joy Detail First Album in 5 Years 'Motherhood'
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 albumĀ 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.



Motherhood:

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