Back in July, Japandroids played the Piano Gallery and Baeble Music was there to catch all the action on film. Check out songs like "Heart Sweats," "Rockers East Vancouver," and others below. Watch the full concert at baeblemusic.com
Brian and Dave of Japandroids recently hung out with Death + Taxes for a feature/photo shoot for the recent issue. After shooting off a few fireworks with the neighborhood kids on top of their car, the band sat down with Death + Taxes for an interview about their current North American tour. Check out the interview (and awesome firework footage) by clicking the link below.
This year's CMJ Music Festival is going be AMAZING! In celebration of the upcoming event, LimeWire put together an exclusive sampler called Ear to the Ground: CMJ09. The sampler features James Husband, Headlights, Japandroids, and tons of other great bands. To download the sampler for FREE, follow the link below.
Japandroids were featured in the latest issue of SPIN in the "Songs You Must Hear Now!" section. Their song, "The Boys Are Leaving Town," is described as having "exploding guitars and blue-ball drum bashing." Check out the feature by clicking the link below.
Japandroids' current tour with Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band has been a huge success so far. Their show at the Mercury Lounge in New York sold out so fast that they had to book another show a couple days later to make up for it. Tons of people were there including Brooklyn Vegan, Metromix NY, Villiage Voice NY, Elle, and more. Click the links below to check out reviews of the show. Photo by Ryan Miller.
Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times had a chance to speak with the guys in Japandroids to talk about their latest album, Post-Nothing, and the evolution of the band. Click the link below to read the entire piece.
Want to see what Japandroids would look like if they were playing a full set of garage anthems back in 1982? Check out the video below from Pitchfork TV for a VCR worthy performance with our favorite Vancouver duo. Songs include "Heart Sweats," "The Boys are Leaving Town," "Rockers East Vancouver," and "Crazy Forever."
This year's CMJ is fast approaching and we couldn't be more excited for it. If you're going to be in the Big Apple for all the festivities, be sure and stop by the Polyvinyl showcase. This year's showcase will be held at Brooklyn's Bell House on Friday, Oct. 23rd and will see performances by Japandroids, Headlights, Owen, James Husband, Cale Parks and more! Doors open at 6 pm and the show runs all night, with additional DJ sets by Asobi Seksu after Japandroids perform. Check out the complete list of details and times below. Click each date for ticket info.
Headlights: 10/23 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory / Village Voice Day Party - 3:00 PM 10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House - Polyvinyl Showcase 12:00 AM 10/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - AAM Day Party - 1:30 PM
Japandroids: 10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands - Death + Taxes Party - 11:00 PM 10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House - Polyvinyl Showcase - 1:00 AM
Japandroids' enticing live show and critically acclaimed full-length, Post-Nothing, caught the attention of AOL Spinner UK this week who featured the band as their "Band of the Week." Follow the link below to check it out.
Japandroids just stopped by AOL Spinner's The Interface to perform an awsome live set which was all caught on video. Check out the whole set beginning with "Young Hearts Spark Fire" below. Follow the link below to check out the video on The Interface.
This year's CMJ Music Festival was one for the books! Even though NYC was pretty much flooded the whole time, festival goers still found time to attend multiple shows and parties going on throughout the city. Nick from Headlights even found some time to crowd surf (above)! Now that everything's over, and people have to get back to their real lives, the internet world has been posting tons of articles about the Polyvinyl artists that were present at this year's festival. Check out sites like Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Prefix, SPIN and more for articles about the festival. Above photo by Carlye Wisel.
Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 has a column on SPIN.com called "Hopp on Pop" where he talks about his favorite up-and-coming artists. This week, our very own Japandroids are the featured artist! Check out what Hoppus has to say about the band by clicking the link below. Photo by Drew Reynolds.
Japandroids just finished up their UK tour with A Place to Bury Strangers and the blogosphere went nuts for them. Tons of reviews and interviews have been posted from notable music sites like The Line of Best Fit, Drowned in Sound, Indie-Rock and more. Check them out by clicking the links below.
After just getting back from their UK tour with A Place to Bury Strangers, Japandroids are back on the road with Surfer Blood here in the states. A few blogs and notable publications like the San Francisco Bay Gaurdian have recently done features, interviews, and reviews of the band's latest US shows. Click the links below to check out them out.
2009 was a good year for Japandroids. Their debut full-length Post-Nothing, was well received by outlets around the world and is now appearing on tons of year-end lists including #15 on Pitchfork, #8 in The Canadian Press, #16 on SPIN, #2 on Exclaim!, #39 on NME, #14 in Magnet, #25 on The Onion A.V Club, #9 in Chicago Tribune, and more. Check out what everyone has to say as they recap 2009 by clicking the links below.
Need a good way to perk up your Tuesday afternoon? Check out the new Japandroids Daytrotter session where the band performs two live songs including "Rockers East Vancouver" and "Racer X," a Big Black cover that will appear on the band's upcoming 7". Click the link below to check it out.
With all these year ends lists popping up, Ragged Words decided to give the artists a platform of their own to voice their top albums of the decade. 4 Polyvinyl artists including Japandroids, Headlights, of Montreal, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin all contributed 10 albums of the decade that they think you should know about. Check out each band's list along with the comprehensive top 50 by clicking the links below.
As 2009 comes to a close, CMJ has gathered up the final Top 200 airplay list for the entire year and 3 Polyvinyl bands are featured! of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping came in at #71, Loney Dear's Dear John at #163, and Japandroids' Post-Nothing at #173. Thanks to everyone in college radio land for playing our records. We're looking forward to 2010!