|JAPANDROIDS PERFORMING ON |
LATE SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT, JUNE 8TH!
CELEBRATION ROCK OUT NOW
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 11TH
Don't miss Japandroids when they perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TONIGHT, June 8th (NBC 12:35a ET). This comes the same week as the release of their long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut, Post-Nothing. Celebration Rock, had already been called "one of the year's most thrilling rock records" by Rolling Stone and the critics have unanimously agreed with that. It was produced by Jesse Gander and Japandroids.Celebration Rock
, featuring eight new tracks, is available now on CD/LP/Digital. Their first single for "The House That Heaven Built" with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Jack The Ripper" cover on the b-side is currently available on iTunes and 7". Visit http://polyvinylrecords.com/celebrationrock
to place your orders.LISTEN TO SINGLE "THE HOUSE THAT HEAVEN BUILT HERE"
Watch their recent Noisy interview from this week in NYC!
|Noisey Meets Japandroids|
The band, featuring Brian King (vocals, guitar) and Dave Prowse (vocals, drums), kick off their North American tour this Monday, June 11th in Seattle with Cadence Weapon opening and includes two SOLD OUT nights in NYC with others quickly selling out as well. Tickets for all dates are on sale now!
Japandroids on tour!
6/11 Seattle, WA Neumos*
6/12 Portland , OR Doug Fir*
6/14 San Francisco, CA Independent*
6/15 Los Angeles ,CA Echoplex*
6/16 San Diego, CA Casbah*
6/19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
6/21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall* SOLD OUT
6/22 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop*
6/23 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace*
6/25 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa*
6/26 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall* SOLD OUT
6/27 NYC, NY Bowery Ballroom* SOLD OUT
6/28 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg* SOLD OUT
6/29 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
6/30 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel* SOLD OUT
7/3 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry*
7/7 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
7/13 Chicago, IL Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival)
* with CADENCE WEAPON
Critical acclaim for Celebration Rock:
"I think it's the best rock record I've heard this year." NPR'S 'All Things Considered'
"a rock record for the ages" Pitchfork 'Best New Music' 8.8
"These two know how hard they've worked to buy themselves some time, and how expensive and precious time can get, the darkness of maturity creeping closer but never quite arriving. This is not the sound of settling." Spin 9/10
"it's like Japandroids went down to the crossroads and came back offering up The Bends as the follow-up to Pablo Honey." Grantland
"This Vancouver duo could ignite arenas with their raging anthems of late nights and wasted youth. Highlight: the Springsteen-style rager 'The House That Heaven Built.' Perhaps not since Nirvana has a Northwest band rocked with such fury." People Magazine ****
"The album is a collection of awesome moments, each topped seconds later by an even awesomer one." NPR's 'First Listen'
"There's an awesome racket that only a raw rock duo can make -- the kind that crushes the bloated 'our guitar tech has a guitar tech' histrionics of bigger bands....Now comes Celebration Rock another excellent burst of garage-rattling noise meant to soundtrack misspent youth (or just recapture it)." Entertainment Weekly 'Summer Breakouts'
"Celebration Rock starts strong and stays there over the course of its eight songs and 35 minutes." The Onion A
"Imagine a different Eighties: The Replacements made Born in the USA, Hüsker Dü were Hulk Hogan's entrance music, and indie rock was the keggercrushing choice of Top Gun America." Rolling Stone ****
"The best rock record of 2012 is not some overwrought, double-disc affair, nor was it presided over by a studio pro like Rick Rubin or Butch Vig, and it doesn't contain a single instance of dubstep. Rather, it is an eight-song, 35-minute fist-pumper called
Celebration Rock, the second full-length from Japandroids, a pair of unassuming everydudes from Vancouver." MTV NEWS
"The band has said that the album was made with joyous audience sing-alongs in mind, and Celebration inspires that and more: On your headphones, Japandroids are a fun walk to the subway. Live, they're a pop-punk revelation." Time Out NY
"Celebration Rock is celebration in its purest, friendliest form, and it's a beautiful thing." Boston Phoenix
"it's an album about need and immediacy and getting shit off your chest. There's no holding it back." Stereogum's 'Album of the Week'