Japandroids – “Art Czars”

jessica | February 11, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Just by glancing at their recently updated Post-Nothing tour schedule (now with 100% more Bonnaroo), you already know that Japandroids are too busy to record a follow-up to their much-loved debut. But like all workaholics, they can’t/won’t stop. The duo will release a series of limited edition 7″‘s until the end of the year, and each will feature an unreleased track with a B-side cover, recorded while Japandroids are home between tour stops.

First up is “Art Czars,” backed with a cover of Big Black’s “Racer X.” They’ve done this cover for KEXP and Daytrotter before, but its pairing with unreleased track “Art Czars” draws out the blunt and brutal side of Japandroids vocals. Other Albini-esque touches to “Art Czars”? That jack hammer opening, and the terse, clipped lines that make every “I’m really sorry” in this song sound like a bony middle finger.

Japandroids – “Art Czars” (MP3)

Post-Nothing is out now via Polyvinyl Records. Pre-order the 7″ here.

On tour:
02/11 – Munich, Germany @ 59TO1
02/12 – Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2
02/13 – Munster, Germany @ Gleis 22
02/15 – Paris, France @ Le Point Ephemere
02/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
02/17 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
02/18 – Leuven, Belgium @ Stuk
02/19 – Diksmuide, Belgium @ 4AD
02/20 – Lille, France @ La Peniche
02/22 – Brighton, England @ The Freebutt
02/23 – London, England @ ICA
02/24 – Leeds, England @ Cockpit 3
02/25 – Manchester, England @ Deaf Institute
02/26 – Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts
02/27 – Liverpool, England @ Korova
03/17-21 Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/24 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larrys #
03/25 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree #
03/26 – Nashville, TN @ The End #
03/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor #
03/29 – Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
03/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
03/31 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs *
04/01 – New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom $
04/02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore*
04/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern *
04/05 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig ^
04/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
04/07 – Champaign, IL @ High Dive *
04/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio %
04/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %
04/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
04/12 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s %
04/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck %
04/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar %
04/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space %
04/21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah %
04/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex &
04/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent %
04/24 – Salem, OR @ Willamette University %
04/30 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Lifetime Collective
06/10-13 – Manchester, TN @ (Bonnaroo)

# w/ A Sunny Day In Glasgow
* w/ Love Is All
% w/ Avi Buffalo
^ w/ Bear In Heaven
$ w/ Best Coast
& w/ Nobunny

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