Japandroids – “Love → Building On Fire” (Talking Heads Cover)

Japandroids released the title track from their triumphant new album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life as a limited edition 7", and intriguingly, the…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Watch Japandroids Play The Hell Out Of “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life” On Colbert

It can't be easy for a band of two dudes to face the prospect of a late-night TV performance. But last night on Stephen Colbert's…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2017 - 8:40 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Whelp, today was a day. Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States, and we spent most of the day blogging while…
Stereogum | January 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

You have to feel for Japandroids. For their second album, they achieved such a perfect distillation of their sound, a rock record so nourishing and…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Stream Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

It's been nearly five years since Japandroids released their last album, the fiery instant classic Celebration Rock. And it's taken that amount of time for…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 8:29 am

Japandroids – “No Known Drink Or Drug”

After what felt like forever, Vancouver rock warriors Japandroids are about to return with Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, the follow-up to 2012's…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2017 - 8:36 am

Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

Illinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl,…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Japandroids Announce Massive 2017 Tour

The great Vancouver bash-rock duo Japandroids recently returned to the stage in their hometown, and they're coming back early next year with the long-awaited new…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2016 - 12:12 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By this time next week, the United States Of America will have a new president-elect. Can you believe it? Obviously you'd better get your ass…
Stereogum | November 4, 2016 - 5:27 pm


Q&A: Japandroids Remain On Brand With Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

Upstairs At Eric's is an apartment and photo studio in midtown Manhattan owned by photographer Eric Johnson. It's not necessarily named for the Yazoo album;…
Michael Tedder | November 2, 2016 - 10:02 am

Japandroids Announce New Album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

Japandroids have been playing a lot of new music at reunion shows lately, and now we know for sure that those songs are part of…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Watch Japandroids Play New Songs “No Known Drink Or Drug” & “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life”

Japandroids are currently on a short fall tour, and they're playing material from their forthcoming Celebration Rock follow-up. We already got some video of them…
James Rettig | October 12, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Watch Japandroids Debut New Song “Arc Of Bar” At Vancouver Tour Opener

Japandroids played their first show in three years last night at the start of their four-night hometown residency at Cobalt in Vancouver, and they performed…
James Rettig | October 6, 2016 - 11:48 am

Beach Slang – “Younger Us” (Japandroids Cover)

Seen in a certain light, Beach Slang's entire career could be considered a tribute to Japandroids' towering 2010 song "Younger Us." It's been more than…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2016 - 11:36 am

Japandroids Announce Fall Tour Dates

Japandroids haven't released an album since 2012's Celebration Rock and they haven't played a show in two years, but the Canadian rock duo have just…
James Rettig | August 10, 2016 - 11:43 am
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