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Japandroids (JPNDRDS) is a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This 'band' started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intending to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a 'lead singer' and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids are 1 guitar, 1 set of drums, and 2 ... Read more in Amazon's Japandroids Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • ASIN: B002CVQ81K
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,383 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Whatever Vancouver twosome Japandroids may claim or a three-year history could corroborate, their debut album isn’t likely to be judged on their self-declared genre basis of ‘post-nothing’.

Instead, timing decrees that the rise of noise-pop – the loose movement of fuzzy lo-fi indie-rock led by American acts such as Los Angeles’s No Age and brattish San Diego surf slacker Wavves – will represent their perceived year zero.

Even so, flying the Maple Leaf by those parameters, Japandroids ooze an individuality that just might elevate them above already semi-established cult names.

For one, nobody has nailed the lump-in-throat uncertainty of emotionally tempestuous teenage times with which noise-pop generally shares association better than this. New beginnings, humbling first fumbles with fresh-faced girls, underage drinking, summers so hot even the memories are hazy; it’s all evoked in Technicolor minutiae.

Pitching a pop-punk ebullience against garage-rock crackle, guitarist/vocalist Brian King’s songcraft takes a minute to catch light. Your own heart is exhilaratingly scorched once head-rushes like Young Hearts Spark Fire burst into rainbow-coloured flames, though, King igniting the real damage, lamenting: “We used to dream / Now we worry about dying”.

A disarming, endearing projected innocence is another vital plus, nowhere more apparent than Wet Hair, King gushing: “She had wet hair / Say what you will / I don’t care / I couldn’t resist it”. Its three minutes harbour an understandable travel ambition, too: visiting France to, logically, “French kiss some French girls”. French-Canadian ladies, it seems, need not apply.

The purity is violated a little on the meaty Heart Sweats, nearer to the primal low-end thrust of much-missed compatriots (and fellow duo) Death From Above 1979 than any immediate peers.

Thankfully, that virtue swiftly returns on I Quit Girls, bottling adolescent excitement and disappointment into one whole while mentally dissecting “one of those girls”, who causes King to vow never again. Beguilingly direct yet leaving imagination to fill in the gaps, it’s the level of unspoken unknowns that will keep you coming back for more, time and time again. --Adam Anonymous

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Occasionally you just stumble across a band and it all makes sense. Japandroids are a two piece band from Vancouver comprising Brian King on guitar and David Prowse on drums. Stop I know what you're thinking ....White Stripes and Black Keys. Admittedly these are two of the most brilliant bands of recent years but they are rooted in the blues while the Japandroids are not. Garage rock is at the heart of Post Nothing but with a twist.

The only way I can describe this album is that it's the Stooges meets the Smashing Pumpkins. I can hear the howls of horror! Billy Corgan became such a bloated pompous prog rocker on horrible albums like Adore or Machina that you can get them today at the bottom of the 10p bin in most record stores. We forget however the earlier wonders of Gish and Siamese Dream. I remember the first time I played Cherub Rock from SD it knocked the plastic pineapple off my speakers as that wonderful buzzsaw guitar and thunderous noise exploded. "Post Nothing" has the same effect albeit it is much simpler and tighter. Most importantly it does not take itself so seriously

Highlights on the album include the searing "Heart Sweats" underpinned by wonderful drum roll that literally pulverises the kit. It is as exciting as anything on Raw Power and sets out the manifesto of the Japandroids namely fun, excitement and enough energy to decommission Sellafield. The 8 tracks of the album actually make it a glorified EP which is spot on. There is no filler or waste just tightly packed songs like the brilliant "Boys are leaving town" "Wet hair" and the slower "Crazy/Forever". The undoubted highlight is the fabulous "Young hearts spark fire". This is what the design template of rock music should be about.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 25 Jun 2009
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Some records come with a feeling of not wanting to leave until each fuzzy drop of reverb has finished, of being late for work thanks to sitting in the car until every last track has come to a close, of missing the last bus home, just for an extra 30 seconds of encore. Vancouver's Japandroids have that appeal and more. Their lo-fi punk cum garage-rock yells about getting out of your hometown, drinking, getting girls (or not), simply being in a band, being young and getting older. Consequently, it is dumb, the vocals are daft and repetitive, but it is also essential. It leaves you breathless, spent and utterly content. It is the sound of simple done sickeningly well. It is Fugazi with more hooks and a sense of melody, it's No Age with tunes, it's a better quality Wavves if he stopped messing about with glitchtronica. The opening trinity of tracks are faultless. `Wet Hair' is particularly pleasing in a call-to-arms-for-the-disenfranchised kind of way, full of youthful dreams and fantasies, dreams, which have a realistic, but darker edge, on equal highlight `Young Hearts Spark Fire'. We used to dream, now we worry about dying, they sing in harmony. Even the album title is indicative of their don't-care-and-have-some-fun attitude; it turns their sound into a self-proclaimed year-zero for music and comes therefore with a degree of seminality. Time will only tell if that promise is seen through, but for now the sun is rising fast over these Japandroids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Superfuzz on 29 Dec 2009
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Hands down the best album of 09' I'm hoping this will be the sound that propels us into the new decade.

Japandroids have gained a lot of comparisons to bands like No Age and Sunset Rubdown due to their sparse Guitar-Drums-Vocals two piece setup, but the album sounds like a four piece playing through fuzzed out guitars bouncing off the walls of a padded room. The energy is immense, which is a nice change of pace compared to all the ultra cool, lo-fi, cardigan wearing, 'Let's drench everything in reverb' hipsters that are polluting the alt rock scene at the moment. The wailing (but not dramatic) vocals and adhd drumming blend seamlessly into the sharp catchy riffs. There's an undeniable early 90's vibe to the album that makes it upbeat and catchy, every song is awesome, the guitar tones are amazing, the vocals sound a little muted on first listen but are perfectly in keeping with the consistent production.

I'm not going to state which songs are better than others, because they're all at least an 8/10, this deserves to be bought as an album, rather than a few select songs because it's a beautifully crafted masterpiece. One one hand these are real emotional songs, delivered with a passionate, carefree uncertainty, unlike the whiny Kerrang trash we attribute emo to today. On the other hand they're songs about girls and escaping your home life that are perfect for getting wasted with your best friends to.

Not lame enough to be cool, not cool enough to heard of, Japandroids are Alt Rock heroes. Just don't let the hipsters find out about them.
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