Though it may have its origins in the US and UK, Canada sits atop the punk throne these days. Our latest favorites to emerge from up north are PUP. Their latest single “Reservoir” recalls Japandroids, Gallows and METZ, and fuck if their video for the track isn’t one of the gnarliest things we’ve ever seen. […]

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Japandroids‘ second album, Celebration Rock, is a call back to all that’s gritty, dirty, wired, and out-of-control about rock music. It’s fitting, then, that the first video off the album, for “The House That Heaven Built”, is composed entirely of tour footage showing the band and its fans being gritty, and dirty, and wired, and […]

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Vancouver’s Japandroids have been shooting up best of 2012 lists on the heels of the duo’s latest dose of gritty ’90s punk revival, Celebration Rock. Their Canadian compatriots in the Dirty Nil see the duo’s bet and double down by tossing fuzzy alternative-rock guitars, a sneering delivery, and plenty of volume into the mix. “Fuckin’ […]

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LA Times: Goldenvoice sets up two mini maritime versions of their popular CA festival. The FADER: Drake, Grimes, Japandroids, Cadence Weapon and more are nominated for this year’s Polaris Prize. P4K: Best Coast covers Fleetwod Mac’s “Storms” on last night’s Jimmy Fallon. CoS: Last night Nas made his second appearance on the Colbert Report, this […]

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Vancouver duo Japandroids are bringing their high-energy sound to DC, playing with fellow Canadian Cadence Weapon at Rock and Roll Hotel this Saturday, June 30th. With Celebration Rock — the spectacular follow-up to their 2009 debut Post-Nothing — getting praise from critics and fans alike, it’s no surprise that the show is sold-out. If you’re […]

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From the song’s first dissonant bars it’s obvious that the Japandroids cover of “Jack the Ripper” is a departure from the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds original. The deep, brooding acoustic guitar is replaced with a cavernous, acerbic electric that lends a greater feeling of nervousness and disjointedness at the expense of much of […]

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It has been over three years since they released the stellar Post-Nothing, but the Canadian noise-rock duo Japandroids are finally back, out of the studio and gearing up for the release of their second LP Celebration Rock, due out in June. By the sounds of the first single, “The House That Heaven Built,” the rockers haven’t lost any of […]

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