No Joy Detail Sophomore Effort: 'Wait to Pleasure'
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