Following on from the release of Japandroids’ new single ‘The House That Heaven Built’ on Monday, the Vancouver duo are set to embark on their first UK/EU tour in two years. Starting off in Cardiff tomorrow (17th May), Japandroids bring their visceral show to eleven cities including two London stops on the 22nd and 28th May. Full details are below.
‘The House That Heaven Built’ was released 14th May on 7" via Polyvinyl Record Co complete with a b-side of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds ‘Jack The Ripper’.
Stream ‘The House That Heaven Built’: http://soundcloud.com/polyvinyl-records/7-the-house-that-heaven-built/
Stream ‘Jack The Ripper’ here: http://soundcloud.com/polyvinyl-records/japandroids-jack-the-ripper
Buy ‘The House That Heaven Built’ 7" HERE
This is all the precursor to the long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut, ‘Post-Nothing’, ‘Celebration Rock’. The new album will be available 4th June in the UK, 5th June in USA on Polyvinyl Record Co.
The 8 track album will be available on CD/LP/Digital. There is also a limited edition of 1,000 on 180-gram red vinyl available for pre-order at: http://polyvinylrecords.com/celebrationrock
Japandroids features Brian King (vocals, guitar) and Dave Prowse (vocals, drums**). King recently talked to Pitchfork about recording the album, which was created in Vancouver at The Hive with engineer Jesse Gander, who they had previously worked with on ‘Post-Nothing’:
"On a lot of this new record, we actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs," says King. "Dave and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show."
‘Celebration Rock’ track listing:
1 The Nights Of Wine And Roses
2 Fire’s Highway
3 Evil’s Sway
4 For The Love Of Ivy
5 Adrenaline Nightshift
6 Younger Us
7 The House That Heaven Built
8 Continuous Thunder
Japandroids on tour!
5/17 Cardiff, Wales Club Ifor Bach
5/18 Brighton, England Green Door Store
5/19 Amsterdam Paradiso
5/21 Bristol, England Cooler
5/22 London, England CAMP (basement) SOLD OUT
5/23 Manchester, England Soup Kitchen
5/24 Glasgow, Scotland King Tuts
5/25 Leeds, England Cockpit 2
5/26 Nottingham, England Bodega
5/28 London, England The Garage
5/31 Barcelona, Spain Parc del Fòrum (Primavera Sound)
Press praise for ‘The House That Heaven Built’:
“David Prowse’s shattering drumming and Brian King’s aching arena guitar riffs are the main attraction, but the rampant, raging shouting vocals are a blast.” Consequence Of Sound
“…bristling pre-mainstream Against Me!-meets-Handsome Furs vibe” Spinner
“a call-to-action that works beyond its surface-oriented sing-along potential. I dare you to hear this track, the first single from the duo’s upcoming album Celebration Rock, and withhold the urge to run a mile, get inked, or engage in some other impulsive affirmation of your own existence. This is a pummeling piece of anthemic guitar rock with thick, noisy chords and heavy-hitting drums that only gain momentum. It’s a rapturous head-banger, requiring only one, oft-repeated hook of clearheaded subversiveness: "And if they try to slow you down/ Tell them all, to go to hell." Pitchfork Best New Track