by Bill Pearis

No Joy

Hazy Montreal rockers No Joy are hitting the road and crushing eardrum, joining Lower Dens on their upcoming summer tour that hits NYC on July 19 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available and all Lower Dens/No Joy tour dates are listed below.

Right before that tour begins (June 19 to be specific), No Joy will release Negaverse, a new five-song EP on Mexican Summer which refines the band's swirling maelstrom of big guitars and ethereal vocals. Alan McGee would've signed them to Creation in a heartbeat in 1990. Sounds good today too -- you can stream the EP's lead track, "Junior," alongside the record's cover art and tracklist below.

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Negaverse
No Joy - Negaverse
01. Junior
02. VHFD
03. Shame Cave
04. Yang Sanpanku
05. Smiley Face

No Joy - 2012 Tour Dates
6-21 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
6-22 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
6-23 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
6-24 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
6-25 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
6-26 Austin, TX - The Parish
6-28 Phoenix, AZ - Sail Inn
6-29 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
6-30 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
7-01 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
7-05 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
7-06 Seattle, WA - Neumos
7-07 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Media Club
7-10 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
7-11 Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon
7-12 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts
7-16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
7-17 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
7-19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
-all date w/ Lower Dens