No Joy and Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom Team Up for New EP

No Joy and Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom Team Up for New EP


No Joy and Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom Team Up for New EP

Following up on last year’s CREEP EP, Montreal noise-pop unit No Joy are once again releasing a new mini-fering, though this time one with Spacemen 3/Spectrum hero Peter “Sonic Boom” Kember.

Due out March 30 Joyful Noise, the simply titled No Joy / Sonic Boom EP finds No Joy’s principal member Jasamine White-Gluz collaborating with the space-rock icon and frequent Panda Bear collaborator on four new tracks.

As a press release explains, White-Gluz and Kember first started floating the idea a joint EP back in 2015 after No Joy had released their More Faithful album. This soon led to the pair trading ideas intercontinentally, with White-Gluz writing and producing songs in Montreal and Kember writing, arranging and producing in Portugal.

The results are apparently “four glistening tracks that dance along the lines electronica, trip-hop and experimental noise.”

In a statement, White-Gluz said, “I wrote some songs that were intended for a full band and handed them f to Pete, who helped transform them. I barely knew how to use MIDI so I was just throwing him these experiments I was working on and he fine-tuned my ideas. There are barely any guitars on this album, because I was focused on trying to find new ways to create sounds.”

For a taste this, you can watch a new video for the EP’s lead-f track “Obsession.” The clip features a six-minute-plus “radio edit” the song, while on the actual record the track spans over 11 minutes.

No Joy also have a series tour dates coming up starting next month, including Canadian dates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. You can see the full schedule below.

No Joy / Sonic Boom:

1. Obsession
2. Slorb
3. Triangle Probably
4. Teenage Panic

Tour dates:

03/28Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
03/29Portland, OR – Holocene
03/30Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
03/31Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/03Boise, ID – The Reef
04/04Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
04/05Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
04/06Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
04/7Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Mic Cafe
04/10Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04/11Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/12Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
04/13Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
04/14Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
04/17South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
04/18Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
04/19Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
04/20Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at the Fillmore
04/21Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
04/24Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
04/26Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
04/27Dallas, TX – Club Dada
04/28Austin, TX – The Sidewinder
05/02Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
05/03Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
05/04Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/05San Francisco, CA – The Independent