No Joy – Lunar Phobia

No Joy - Lunar Phobia

Mexican Summer; 2013

Montreal-based reverb machines No Joy have released a new single, titled “Lunar Phobia,” that takes the scuzzy distortion of their past releases and harnesses it into a compact form.

If the group has proved anything with their past work, it’s that they can conjure up a storm of noise in no time flat, ranging from the lower key tracks off 2010’s Ghost Blonde to the chugging motorik-ish cuts off the same release and caustic slow-burners from the excellent, excellent (seriously guys, it’s great) EP Negaverse, released last year. This newest offering does turn the dials back a bit, lending a little clarity to the sound, but I have to say I’m OK with it. Just OK.

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