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If the past two weeks haven’t made it clear, we are officially headlong into list season! Nothing says “holidays” quite like the internet’s month-long quest to quantify standards of taste. And while a lot of magazines and websites are telling you all about their selections for 2012’s Bests — us included — it’s nice to… More »

This week saw a serious abundance of straight-up fun, ridiculous videos — four-minute blasts of joy that didn’t take themselves the tiniest bit seriously. I’ll take that over a bunch of serious art videos that want to push the form forward. Hype Williams and Kanye West’s seizure-inducing tremorfest had nothing on any of the five… More »

In their Progress Report interview, and in this Pitchfork interview, the two fairly unassuming late-20s dudes in Japandroids talk a lot about how they love touring and hate recording. Touring the world, for two guys from Vancouver who’d never had the chance, was a revelation, and so they went into the studio to record CelebrationMore »

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Progress Report: Japandroids

Name: Japandroids Progress Report: Brian King talks about the duo’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Celebration Rock. Canadian pop-thrash duo Japandroids will release…
T. Cole Rachel | May 8, 2012 - 10:11 am

Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Celebration Rock

A couple of months ago, someone I follow on Twitter posted a video of some kids goofing around in their basement/rec room area to the…
Corban Goble | April 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Japandroids – “Jack The Ripper” (Nick Cave Cover)

Last week, we posted "The House That Heaven Built," the excellent new track from ragged Canadian destroyers Japandroids. That track is the first single from…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2012 - 9:19 am

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing…
Stereogum | March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

In the buildup to Japandroids' new album, Celebration Rock, the duo has been playing some awesome-sounding new stuff, so it's no surprise that the new…
Corban Goble | March 26, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Watch Japandroids Play New Track “Fire’s Highway”

Vancouver fuzz-rock duo Japandroids may just have a fistful of new songs. Earlier this month, we posted live footage of them playing the new track…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2011 - 11:41 am

Japandroids Debut “Adrenaline Nightshift” In Dallas

It's been a second since we heard anything new from these dudes, but last night, punk pop standouts Japandroids debuted a new song called "Adrenaline…
Corban Goble | September 12, 2011 - 5:51 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster,…
Stereogum | October 1, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Japandroids – “Heavenward Grand Prix” (Stereogum Premiere)

Japandroids mix-up that blurry, punked post-Lync sound on "Heavenward Grand Prix," a mid-tempo track that might remind you of slightly older (to say, younger) Thermal…
brandon | September 9, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Japandroids – “Younger Us”

Vancouver duo Japandroids' oldish McLusky cover resurfaced recently in the name of Saucony. "Younger Us" also comes with its share of nostalgia. Lyrically, it's a…
brandon | June 8, 2010 - 1:57 pm

Japandroids Cover Mclusky For Saucony

Japandroids’ cover of UK alt/noise-rock trio Mclusky’s “To Hell With Good Intentions” appears on No Singles, a recent compilation of two previously self-released EPs. Or,…
brandon | May 19, 2010 - 2:19 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here's a tip if you're going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party.
Amrit Singh | March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Japandroids – “Art Czars”

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…
jessica | February 11, 2010 - 2:33 pm

Japandroids Bring Their “Wet Hair” To Fallon

Between the unexpected Jawbox and Black Star reunions, the Yacht Rock superjam, and the Roots subbing as the best backing band in late night (see:…
Amrit Singh | January 5, 2010 - 10:22 am

CMJ ’09: Thursday In Photos

On Thursday at CMJ the xx played theIr 66th and 67th shows of the week — one at the Apple Store SoHo, another as the…
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2009 - 11:27 am

Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm

Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, Seattle roped off a couple of blocks on Pike Street to host the Capitol Hill Block Party, inviting everyone from Sonic Youth…
Amrit Singh | July 27, 2009 - 4:23 pm

Siren Festival 2009 In Photos

The Voice’s annual indie rock fest gave audiophiles the second good reason to visit Coney Island last week, bringing out everyone from Spank Rock to…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2009 - 10:28 am

The ‘Gum Drop XCVII: Hear New Japandroids, Win Lomography Cameras

Japandroids, the poppy, playfully angsty Vancouver garage-punk duo of guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse formed in 2006, self-releasing 2007's All Lies and 2008'…
brandon | July 15, 2009 - 10:51 am