NOW PLAYING: No Joy, ‘Ghost Blonde’

The Artist/Album: No Joy, Ghost Blonde (Mexican Summer, 2010)

A Short Review: The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner must have had one thought while mixing No Joy’s debut album: ‘And I thought we were loud.’ By wallowing in pools of distortion and smothering their candied melodies in asymmetric arrangements, the Montreal-based duo keeps listeners guessing far more than your average pedal-pusher. Hypnotic and harsh in equal measure, it’s like weathering a storm in a bomb shelter, only to find that everything’s okay after all.