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True Shoegazer: No Joy – “Califone”

  • February 13, 2017
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No Joy



I LOVE THIS.  No Joy is one of the greatest shoegazer bands out, that wall of noise lead by its two female band members Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd and their long headbanging blonde locks.  For many years, White-Gluz actually performed with her back to the crowd, kind of like an early Jim Morrison.  Coming out into the spotlight with more assurance, No Joy has adopted a stronger persona, and the album shows that.  Recorded in White-Gluz’ Little Italy apartment, the sound is at once more secure yet still intimate.  Best bet:  See them live.  (Ya gotta come to Pittsburgh).  I recommend them.  I haven’t stopped listening to them.

02/21 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
02/22 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theater
02/23 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
02/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
02/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
03/16-03/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18 – Dallas, TX – Not So Fun Weekend
03/19 – San Antonio, TX – Burger Records Hangover Festival
03/20 – Hot Springs, AR – The Valley of the Vapors Festival

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