Japandroids have a new album coming out in a week, and NPR is streaming it now.
I love this guitar-and-drums duo from British Columbia, and thought their last album, Celebration Rock, was a pure, unadulterated burst of brilliance and the best album of 2012. (If you disagree, you’re wrong.)
The new album showcases a more expansive sonic palette, but it still rocks. Put your ears on it now, and pick up Near To The Wild Heart Of Life when it comes out on January 27th.
David Prowse was also the guy that played Darth Vader in the original series. I saw that name and did a quick double-take.
Japandroids are not part of the Dark Side. But they can crush you without touching you.
Hope they show up somewhere close too see them live.
They’re touring with Craig Finn as the opener… but so far nothing anywhere close to Cincinnati. Chicago and St. Louis are the closest spots.