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Vancouver, Canada (2006 – present)

Japandroids is a Canadian rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia formed in 2006. The group consists of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals).

After self-releasing 2007’s All Lies and 2008’s Lullaby Death Jams EPs to little attention, the band was effectively broken up by the end of 2008. In January 2009, Japandroids signed to Unfamiliar Records for the release of their debut LP Post-Nothing, deciding to continue on temporarily. The album quickly and unexpectedly rose to wide critical acclaim after its April release. King and Prowse were subsequently signed to Polyvinyl and toured extensively throughout 2009 and 2010, playing more than 200 shows in 20 countries and earning praise for their extremely energetic live performances. A compilation of Japandroids’ self-released EPs, entitled No Singles, as well as a series of three 7” singles, “Art Czars,” “Younger Us,” and “Heavenward Grand Prix” were released in the meantime. The tour ultimately concluded on October 27, 2010.

After working on new material throughout 2011, Japandroids announced in March 2012 that their second LP, Celebration Rock, would be released internationally on June 5, prefaced by the single “The House That Heaven Built” on May 15. Similarly to its predecessor, Celebration Rock was also widely acclaimed by critics.


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  • naturalway

    new lp when?

    4 Feb 7:47pm Reply
  • 3-3


    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cheers_mate

    So fucking nice

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • andreluisfonk

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • zven2zven

    this band needs to be played loud, or not at all. [4]

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nakwe

    this band needs to be played loud, or not at all. [3]

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AlveinR

    their cover of Gun Club's "For the love of Ivy" fucking rocks

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • maximsaintl

    if you think about it, Japandroids were kind of the first vaporwave band

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • whatwillburn

    It's too quiet without these boys around.

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Venus_de_Milo

    Seriously the best band ever

    31 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Sonicjr01

    This whole music thing is preference really and it depends on who's doing the rating and how much data we're using. Not underrated, but overlooked. These guys are great and so is Arcade Fire, but I wouldn't put either higher than the other only because I can't ... two completely different sounds. Noise rock isn't for everyone. Mainstream equals change, Ex: Old Arcade Fire vs New Arcade Fire I don't think Brian or David would be up for that sacrifice. EdgeLike is right, almost everyone would change their opinion, not only because of the change in sound or for some overrated rise on the hype meter but just for the sake of Japandroids being mainstream and all the mainstream haters hating.

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • artisteque

    this band needs to be played loud, or not at all. [2]

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • likewaves

    + sovereignty

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • likewaves

    this band needs to be played loud, or not at all. [2]

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • Mauricio-ftw

    I love these guys. the songs are so emotional. shit. specially post-nothing, probably my favorite rock album.

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Top 5 of rock bands that debuted in the 21st century, IMHO.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • EdgeLike

    lol. if japandroids went "mainstream" you all would change your opinion pretty quickly.

    26 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    @samosfator No, Arcade Fire are overrated. These guys are underrated.

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • badicek

    i love this.

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Noodlezzzzzz

    @samosfator you mean underrated

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
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