Thursday, July 19, 2012

No Joy
Mexican Summer [2012]

In the two short years that No Joy has been making records, they've already touched on several facets of alternative rock. The Montreal trio's sound started with a bit more clarity but recently began to delve into the popular new underground retro-sound (how's that for an oxymoron) - washy guitars, swirling rhythms, and soft ethereal vocals reminiscent of a soundtrack to a twenty-something's wet dream. This EP is very good, not Earth-shattering but a reasonable alternative to Slowdive once you've worn your ears out on their entire catalog.  

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