The Great Aural Interplay 15

by Nicholas Corona

A grip of blind dates betwixt a grip of musicians
[it seemed like a good idea at the time]
No Joy interviewed by TOKiMONSTA

There’s a lot of great smut in Montreal. Great because it’s balanced, a naked mélange of expressive freedom and palatability—similarly the key ingredients to good rock music. And so, the city’s No Joy employ this, while accordingly abiding by the smut tenet of not caring who ends up “reviewing” its contain. Their debut album, Ghost Blonde, mixed by The Raveonette’s Sune Rose Wagner, received attention from the music world in 2010 with its charm. Their latest album, Wait to Pleasure, carries the band’s signature raw, grungy guitar combined with airy vocals, but with new experimental elements.

Best enjoyed at full volume, it is evidence of No Joy’s unwillingness to conform to any one audience or genre. Like them or not.

TOKiMONSTA: Choose a Simpsons character that best describes you. No Joy: OTTO! We’re in a van and Laura is really high. Garland is Jasper. Jasamine is the three-eyed fish.

What do you think about the power of the ‘comment’ on Internet sites like YouTube, Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook, and forums? What do you think of people being able to easily voice their opinion through commenting? I think its great because we comment on videos. Laura loves to comment on YouTube. She recently forty thumbed-up for her comment “Is this Psy?” on the video “Ha Ha Ha Ha.” We are all for commenting.

What do you think about the valid and petty arguments your listeners have amongst each other? UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Put your headphones on and walk away.

Tupac or Biggie? DIDDY DIRTY MONEY HUUUUUH HOLLA IF YOU HEAR ME.

Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout? Scream and shout and let it all out OOOOO WEEE OHHHHH. Will.i.am and Britney, bitch.

I find most musicians or creative people are creative in more than one way. What hidden/not hidden talents or hobbies do you have? Guitar, drums, bass, and singing.

Photographed by Richmond Lam at RICHMONDLAM.COM.