Watch: Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built


Japandroids have given their first ever music video to the world, and it’s for one of most energetic, unshakable, and flat-out best rock and roll songs of the year: “The House That Heaven Built.” The video is an unsurprisingly high voltage, black and white affair capturing the Vancouver duo on tour before their passionate fans [...]

Jack White, Alabama Shakes and Beach House Top NPR Readers’ Best of 2012 (So Far)

Jack White

Jack White holds the crown of current fan favorite in 2012 In case you missed it, NPR polled their readers over the past few weeks to see who would rise to the top of public opinion with the best album of the first half of 2012. The music-loving NPR fans contributed quite the extensive, distinguished [...]

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids

Indie culture and Japandroids have both aged three years since David Prowse and Brian King released a feverishly popular eight-song debut called Post-Nothing upon a population consisting mostly of unsuspecting ears. The culture itself grows more overwrought and stylized by the day, bordering on self-parody, while Japandroids have defiantly stuck to their guns and roots. [...]

Polyvinyl Records to Release Compilation for Japan


In an effort to help raise money for the devastation in Japan from the March tsunami and earthquake, Polyvinyl is releasing a compilation featuring numerous artists on their roster.  The album, titled Japan 3.11.11, has 23 tracks and is available now for digital download.  If you’re a collector, however, a red vinyl will be available [...]

Japandroids are Go!


Not satisfied with the momentum built during 2009, Canada’s favorite grunge/garage/shoe-gaze/pop duo Japandroids positioned themselves for a ceiling crashing 2010 this week. Making their television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Brian King and David Prowse blew the roof off the NBC studio with an impassioned performance of “Wet Hair”, from their debut full-length [...]

SXSW Music Announces a Big Batch of Artists for 2010


The annual South by Southwest Music Conference has recently released the names of 200 bands that will be in attendance during the 2010 festival in Austin, TX.  A complete list of these bands can be found on the SXSW website. Some of the acts to look forward to next March are Nicole Atkins and The [...]