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No Joy
Pastel And Pass Out


    Description

    Montreal’s No Joy follow up their sophomore LP, Wait to Pleasure, with Pastel And Pass Out, a new 12″ to coincide with their upcoming European tour. Engineered by Jorge Elbrecht, the EP finds the trio shredding through a similar soundscape: striking a balance between the blistering walls of noise they’re renowned for, with airy, expansive atmospherics that allow the songs to breathe and the melodies to seep through. Opener “Last Boss” showcases this dynamic, with Jasamine White-Gluz’s airy vocals dancing around the clear space of the verses, before the chorus’ wall of pummeling guitars fill all voids. “Star Child is Dead”‘s buzz-saw guitars ascend to a druggy, blissed-out peak, whilst “Second Spine” might be the band’s poppiest song yet: comparatively stripped back, allowing for the gorgeous melody and backing vocal coos to properly shine.


    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)