441. No Joy - Negaverse (2012)
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No Joy are a Canadian shoegaze band, formed in late 2009 by Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd.
Negaverse conjures the effects-pedal-induced haze of the late ’80s and early ’90s. “Junior”, for example, is a straightforward run through shoegaze tropes. Clouds of distortion obscure light, wispy vocals to dreamlike effect, but on “Junior”, No Joy blitzes along with a newfound cohesion. Specifically, Negaverse flashes further back than the Creation Records era, visiting the realms of punk and even surf rock for short, punchy, and still discordant numbers like “Junior” and “Shame Cave”. “VHFD” plods through the abyss, finding neither escape nor doom within the murkiness.
-Consequence Of Sound
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