by Bill Pearis

No Joy

No Joy's new album, Wait to Pleasure, came out last week via Mexican Summer. Produced by Violens' Jorge Elbrecht, the album goes beyond the group's pummeling shoegaze start, showing off previously unheard textures, melody and beauty. They can still attain tinitus-level volume, but they've got other cards too. You can stream it via Spotify, and check out their new video for the LP's almost Cocteau Twins-y "Hare Tarot Lies" below.

As mentioned, No Joy's tour will hit NYC in a couple weeks, playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on May 15 (tickets) and then Glasslands on May 16 with the sonically likeminded Weekend (who were great at Shea Stadium last week) and Grand Resort (who also play with BNLX the next day). You can still get tickets to Glasslands but if you'd like to go for free, we've got a pair to give away, along with a copy of No Joy's album.

Contest details, video, album stream and No Joy's current tour schedule are below.


For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see NO JOY AT GLASSLANDS and a copy of their LP: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "NO JOY" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "NO JOY". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

No Joy - 2013 Tour Dates
Thu 05/02/13 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco CA w/ Clinic
Sat 05/04/13 Neumos Seattle WA w/ METZ
Mon 05/06/13 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT w/ METZ
Tue 05/07/13 Hi Dive Denver CO w/ METZ
Thu 05/09/13 Grinnell College Gardner Lounge Grinnell IA w/ METZ
Fri 05/10/13 University of Minnesota Twin Cites Minneapolis MN w/ METZ
Sat 05/11/13 The Frequency Madison WI w/ METZ
Tue 05/14/13 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia PA
Wed 05/15/13 Mercury Lounge New York NY
Thu 05/16/13 Glasslands Brooklyn NY w/ Weekend, Grand Resort
Fri 05/17/13 The Plant Montreal QC

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