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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

    3-27 Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery (w/ Metal Feathers, Grooms)
    3-28 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space (w/ Landing, Grooms)
    4-2 Neuville, QC, Canada @ Le Sous-Sol Du Cercle
    4-3 Moncton, NB, Canada @ Tide & Boar Gastropub
    4-4 Halifax, NS, Canada @ Gus' Pub (w/ Graboids, We Need Secrets)
    4-9 Guelph, QC, Canada @ Kazoo! Fest @ eBar (w/ Last Ex, Masques)
    4-10 London, ON, Canada @ Call The Office
    4-11 Peterborough, ON, Canada @ The Red Dog Tavern
    5-10 Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds (w/ Cheatahs)
    5-11 London, UK @ Oslo (w/ Cheatahs)
    5-13 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club (w/ Cheatahs)
    5-14 York, UK @ The Fulford Arms (w/ Cheatahs)
    5-15 Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape - Brighthelm Centre (w/ Birth of Joy, Vök, TOPS, Monica Heldal, TWERPS)
    5-16 Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana (w/ Cheatahs)
    5-20 Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
    5-22 Amsterdam, NE @ De Nieuwe Anita
    6-4 Montreal, QC, Canada @ Bar Le Ritz
    6-5 Ottawa, ON, Canada @ House Of Targ
    6-8 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
    6-10 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
    6-11 Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
    6-12 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    6-14 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    6-18 Toronto, ON, Canada @ NXNE
    6-19 Toronto, ON, Canada @ NXNE
    6-20 Toronto, ON, Canada @ NXNE
    6-23 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
    6-26 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs