A number of things come to mind when one thinks of Hollywood: bright lights, Scientology, the struggling actor/waiter dynamic, plastic surgery, and of course … blindingly white sparkling teeth. Obnoxiously white teeth. Teeth so white that it’s offensive and dangerous. Think I’m lying? Google ‘Hilary Duff’s teeth‘ real quick.
Canadian shoegazers No Joy, have payed tribute to this bizarre phenomenon with the release of their new track “Hollywood Teeth.” Though the ironic title doesn’t exactly have any lyrical relation to the song as far as dentistry goes, it doesn fact, seem to match the shiny new allure that Noy Joy have brought to the table with this release.
The track retains the same dreamy, reverb-soaked sound of No Joy’s days of yore, but it’s updated with a bigger sonic toolbox. The effect of this is that “Hollywood Teeth” shows off an unexpected new enamel and a strengthened structure … kinda like HDuff’s new incisors (See what I did there guys?).
No Joy received an audience and a grip of dedicated “Joygalos” with their previous LP Wait to Pleasure back in 2013. Needless to say there has been a lot of anticipation surrounding their forthcoming album More Faithful (due June 9th via Mexican Summer) and much curiosity as to how the young band’s sound has developed since. Given this release, I’d say it’s developed like a healthy adult molar, one that’s not even fazed by the wisdom teeth that threaten it from below its gummy substrate. It’s more mature, is what I’m trying to say.
Listen down below and grab some tickets here for our upcoming LA show with them on June 16th at Los Globos while you’re at it!