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Pearl Jam, NIN, Arctic Monkeys Make NOS Alive 2018 A Thrilling, Rock-Dominated Festival

Over the last 11 years under a few different iterations, Lisbon's NOS Alive has sneakily become one of Europe's more appealing festivals. It isn't hard…
Ryan Leas | July 15, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Radiohead's "Lift" video is apparently packed with Easter eggs for Radiohead superfans. That's cool, I guess. Good for that video. It's still a boring music…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2017 - 10:06 am


The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Watch Japandroids Cover The Tragically Hip’s “Nautical Disaster”

The music world is mourning the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, particularly in his native Canada, where the Hip are regarded as a…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Watch Japandroids Rip Through “No Known Drink Or Drug” On Seth Meyers

Canadian destroyers Japandroids have been tearing up the road lately, doing what they do best, but they're still promoting Near To The Wild Heart Of
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2017 - 8:53 am

Japandroids – “North East South West” Video

Japandroids aren't big on music videos -- they've only made one other one, for "The House That Heaven Built" -- but today they've released a…
James Rettig | September 13, 2017 - 10:14 am

Japandroids – “Fire In The Western World” (Dead Moon Cover)

For the B-side to their "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life" 7", Japandroids recorded a version of Talking Heads' "Love ? Building On Fire."
Chris DeVille | May 16, 2017 - 10:50 am

Japandroids Announce North American Fall Tour, 7″ With Dead Moon Cover

If you didn't get to see Japandroids on their massive North American tour, now's your chance. The band will embark on another North American tour…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 8, 2017 - 12:25 pm

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
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