NME pretty much hit the nail on the head with their RAD feature on Japandroids that just came out in the latest issue. The article highlights the band's insane touring schedule along with a bunch of crazy facts, like how Brian doesn't own a cell phone (or a home for that matter). Click the link below to read the entire article. It'll be well worth your time!
This year's Bonnaroo festival was nuts! On top of the 100+ degree weather, the crowd was going bananas! NPR was at the festival and caught Japandroids as they braved the heat and destroyed the stage. Click the link below to check out a live recording of their whole set, which features the new single, "Younger Us."
Japandroids' new single, "Younger Us," has been out in the internet world for a whole 24 hours now and has already gained traction amongst various sites, including Best New Music on Pitchfork. They describe the song as "a welcome indication that this band has more to offer than the, fuzzed-out frenzy that we already know they do so well." Click the links below to pre-order Younger Us and to check out the article.
Look out! Japandroids are at it again with their new 7" titled Younger Us. Younger Us is the 2nd installment in the 5-part 7" series being released throughout 2010 and features the title track on the A-side along with a cover of X's "Sex and Dying in High Society" on the B-side.
Just like the Art Czars 7", Younger Us will be on limited clear vinyl and includes an instant MP3 download. Art Czars sold out before street date, so I'd advise you all to pre-order a copy of Younger Us for yourself while you can. Click the link below to order!
I'm just kidding. I've never seen Japandroids use a cowbell before. But they ARE featured in the latest issue of Cowbell Magazine. Jess Harvel wrote a great article about the band's relentless touring schedule with a few quotes from guitarist/vocalist Brian King, such as this one - "We have a band motto - to play every show like it's the last one we're ever going to get to play." Click the link below to check out the article.
Japandroids just finished up their time in the UK at Brighton's Great Escape Festival (plus a few other dates with Yuck) and the response has been amazing! Tons of places have posted articles on the band including Drowned in Sound, The Fly, Dazed Digital, Tunited, God Is In The TV, and more. If you were stuck here in the States like me and couldn't make it to these great shows, click the links below to become enlightened. Above photo by Andy Cook.
Japandroids take the expression "never rest" very seriously. They don't seem to EVER rest. Starting tomorrow, Brian and Dave will be in the UK for a couple weeks supporting Yuck and HEALTH. Check out the complete list of dates below (click each date for tickets), then head to the PV tour page for even more dates!
The band has also received a few write-ups mentioning the tour in places like YourChoice, Drowned in Sound, and others. Click the links below to check it out.
Shoes are sweet. Especially Saucony shoes because they're offering a FREE "Perfect Pairs" digital 45 download featuring Japandroids & Best Coast. It's only being offered for a limited time, so click the link below to check it out.
It's a lovely day for a new release my friends. And we've got a really great one for you today. Japandroids latest compilation, No Singles, is out now!
No Singles compiles the band's first two 5-song EPs (All Lies and Lullaby Death Jams) into one beautifully packaged release designed by the band (check em out above). The 180-gram white vinyl includes a 11"x11" 32-page booklet detailing Japandroids' early days, equipped with photos and old show fliers. And as always, the LP comes with a download code. It's also available on CD and MP3 formats.
No Singles has already received love from places like Exclaim, The Washington Post Express Night Out, Vancouver Sun, Drowned in Sound and others. Click the links below to check out the reviews and to pick up a copy for yourself!
Japandroids recently cruised through the good ole Bay Area and played a show with Avi Buffalo at The Independent in San Francisco. 7x7 was there and got some great photos! Check out the one above by Misha Vladimirskiy then follow the link to view more.
We love Japandroids. Duh...We also love Indie Rock Reviews too! They wrote a great live review of Japandroids' show at Echoplex in Los Angeles. The show was part of F Yeah Fest...which is pretty much the best name for a festival ever. Check out the review and photos by Thirst'n Howl III by clicking the link below.
Sometimes it's cool to be a dirtbag. And if you're a journalist, it's even cooler! Japandroids got a chance to sit down with the website Dirtbag Journalism to talk about how the band got where they are today. Check out the article by clicking the link below.
Alright my friends, the day has arrived! Japandroids' latest 7" single Art Czars is out now on clear vinyl, equipped with digital download code! To celebrate the release, SPIN is exclusively streaming the B-side "Racer X," right now on their website! Now's your chance to go get a preview.
The single has done so well, that we're already sold out of them through mailorder! But don't worry, you can still buy the MP3s from our digital store or by catching the band at an upcoming show. They've still got a few left! Follow the links below to purchase Art Czars and to check out the feature on SPIN.
Art Czars is the first of a 5 part series that will be released throughout 2010. Since Japandroids tour so much, they haven't had a chance to get into the studio to record a follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Post-Nothing, so they're releasing these singles as a way to give back to all of you! Each single will have an original song taken from the Post-Nothing sessions along with a cover. The first single contains the title track on the A-side along with a cover of Big Black's "Racer X" on the B-side." Hide More
David Marchese wrote a great little article for The SPIN Blog about Japandroids' performance at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC last week. Check out the article, "The Japandroids Will Improve Your Life," by clicking the link below. Best title ever!
If you're going to be in the Champaign-Urbana area tomorrow (4/7) and want to catch an amazing show, head on over to the High Dive to watch Japandroids and Love Is All bring the rock to the midwesterners! Polyvinyl is based in Champaign, so you know we'll be there!
Smile Politely, a great online mag based in Champaign-Urbana, wrote a nice preview that highlights members of each band that don't usually get highlighted...the drummers! Click the link below to find out more about Japandroids' David Prowse and Love Is All's Markus Görsch.
Well, they didn't actually give the band a high-five, but a few great publications such as Time Out NY, Beyond Race Magazine, Prefix, and others wrote GREAT live reviews for the band's show w/ Best Coast at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC. For everyone who wasn't lucky enough to be there (like me) then click the link below to check out the reviews.
We aint frontin dawg! It's true. Japandroids are featured in the newest issue of Front Magazine. The article is pretty awesome and consists of some great photos along with an interview about the new 7" single series. Click the link below to check out the article, then go pre-order your copy of Art Czars, the first installment in the single series.
Japandroids were nonstop at SXSW this year. They played a total of 9 times in 4 days! Now if that's not impressive, I don't know what is. Tons of publications like SPIN, The Tripwire, Pitchfork, Time Out NY, You Aint No Picasso, and others have posted some excellent reviews/photos. If you weren't in Austin for the festival, click the links below to read up on what you missed! Above photo by Matt Jordan.
Japandroids are known for staying "crazy forever," which is why they love touring so much. It's crazy...and it seems like forever. The band just started their U.S tour tonight in Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's, where they'll play with A Sunny Day in Glasgow for a few dates before hooking up with label mates Love Is All. After a few shows with them, they'll meet up with Avi Buffalo to close the tour. AWESOME! Check out the dates below and click the links for tickets.