Jasamine was living in Los Angeles while Laura was living in Montreal Via e-mail they started collaborating which eventually led to Jasamine’s return to Montreal and their first show with Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü) on 15 December 2009. The band continued to play locally, including a show with up-and-coming indie band Best Coast, where lead singer Bethany Cosentino took a liking to the band and tweeted “Dude, No Joy is the best band ever. Two hot blonde girls just shredding away. Sooooo amazing.”

The band soon after signed to Mexican Summer Records and released their first 7″ “No Summer” b/w “No Joy”. The release of this 7″ brought No Joy to book their own national U.S. tour, bringing along La Sera (a Vivian Girls side project) for a 3 week stint of mostly west coast shows. Around this time, London based label Sexbeat re-released the debut 7″ for a UK/European release. No Joy toured later that fall with Mexican Summer labelmates, Dungen.

The 7″ sold out quickly, and 6 months later on 16 November 2010, No Joy released their debut LP, Ghost Blonde The band shares a strong DIY mentality when it comes to producing and recording their music, stating in an interview with The Stool Pigeon: “You can record anything for free now. If you’ve got a laptop or a friend’s laptop, do it yourself,” however they left the mixing side of the project up to The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner. On working with Sune, White says “We were recording in our space and it was sounding like shit, so we had the idea of someone helping to clean it up a little bit, but everybody in Montreal was asking for way too much money. And we’ve both always liked the way Raveonettes’ records sound. We exchanged emails a few times and we had exactly the same music tastes, so it just went from there”. The final package “convincingly captures the gloriously fuzzy, effects-covered sound of the shoegaze era, but escapes being mere copycats by adding a wonderfully spooky atmosphere and by writing hooky, easy to swallow melodies”,

In early 2011 No Joy released the single “Hawaii” on a UK 7″ with a B side consisting of a remix of the song “Indigo Child” done by Stereolab’s Tim Gane.

No Joy toured the U.K. in early 2011 with Florida band Surfer Blood, their first stint overseas, and returned back to the U.K. a month later to start a tour that would bring them across Europe while touching base at Barcelona’s prestigious San Miguel Primavera Sound. On this tour the band played a celebrated London show with post-punk veterans Wire. Immediate upon return from their European tour, the band flew directly to SXSW where they played an impressive 9 shows.

The rest of 2011 saw more North American touring for No Joy, supporting Vivian Girls, and a co-headline with Marnie Stern. Both artists released a double single in 2011 and No Joy contributes with ‘He cried’, a Shangri-Las cover.

In June of 2012 a new EP called Negaverse was released.

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