No Joy


    Montreal’s No Joy returns to Mexican Summer with Negaverse. Here is the moment in which the group’s roots and influences grow inward, pushing Jasamine White, Laura Lloyd and Garland Hastings further back into the studio for five brand new songs which challenge the traditional rock band dynamic of their previous releases. Electronic drums and rhythmic loops accompany the live drums in a way that accentuates the presence of both roles, the soundtrack of life from indoors and on the road, riddled with heat and anxiety. From the blast of gnarled collage in opening track “Junior” to the fortified wall of fuzz on closer “Smiley Face,” it’s abundantly clear that they are traveling back to a moment in music where things weren’t as well-defined, before the label of “shoegaze” was grafted onto the kind of punk-rooted noise that was intent on little more than making red glitter run out of your ears.

    On Tour

    9-10 Madrid, ES @ El Sol
    9-11 Santiago de Compostela, ES @ WOS INC Festival
    9-12 Oviedo, ES @ Lata de Zinc
    9-13 Zaragoza, ES @ Las Armas
    9-14 Barcelona, ES @ Freedonia
    9-16 Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
    9-18 Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk Club
    9-20 Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
    9-22 Copenhagen , DK @ Huset Kbh
    9-23 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
    9-24 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
    9-26 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Psych Fest - Camp and Furnace
    9-27 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
    9-29 Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
    9-30 London, UK @ Victoria Dalston
    10-1 Brighton, UK @ Patterns
    10-2 Brussels, BE @ Botanique-Witloofbar
    10-3 Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
    10-10 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ DIIV)
    10-12 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (w/ DIIV)
    10-13 Madison, WI @ Majestic (w/ DIIV)
    10-14 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club (w/ DIIV)
    10-16 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre (w/ DIIV)
    10-17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (w/ DIIV)
    10-18 Boise, ID @ Neurolux (w/ DIIV)
    10-19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/ DIIV)
    10-20 Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Fortune (w/ DIIV)
    10-22 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (w/ DIIV)
    10-24 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy (w/ DIIV)
    10-27 San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ DIIV)
    10-28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ DIIV)
    10-30 Dallas, TX @ Trees (w/ DIIV)
    10-31 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w/ DIIV)
    11-1 Houston, TX @ Numbers (w/ DIIV)
    11-3 Nashville, TN @ Exit In (w/ DIIV)
    11-4 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (w/ DIIV)
    11-5 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle (w/ DIIV)
    11-6 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry (w/ DIIV)
    11-7 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ DIIV)
    11-8 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (w/ DIIV)