No Joy with Metal Feathers and Grooms
Montreal’s No Joy makes amorphous noise-addled melodies that have earned them comparisons to rock iconoclasts like My Bloody Valentine and Hüsker Dü. Their latest album Wait to Pleasure subverts shoegaze-as-usual with rhythmic clangor and singer Jasamine White-Gluz’s allusive vocals braided into huge hooks. Portland’s own indie-rock heroes Metal Feathers come out of hibernation for an all-too-rare apperance. Brooklyn’s Grooms gets things started with their spacious, jazz-influenced bent on experimental punk and pop.