New Music: Japandroids Cover Talking Heads’ “Love → Building On Fire”

Japandroids have released a limited edition 7″ of their latest album's title track, "Near to the Wild Heart of Life." Side B features the duo's dramatic take on…
Brian Josephs / February 15, 2017

Watch Japandroids Perform “Near to the Wild Heart of Life” on Colbert

Japandroids will tell you that they used to be good. Now they're bad and performing "Near to the Wild Heart of Life"—the title track of…
Brian Josephs / February 1, 2017

Review: Japandroids Bring Beautiful Noise on Near to the Wild Heart of Life

There are Japandroids fans who talk about their memories of the band like veterans reminiscing about fighting in the Great War, and that nostalgia is not…
Jeremy Gordon / January 27, 2017

Stream Japandroids’ New Album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life Right Now

Today, Vancouver duo Japandroids shared their latest release Near To The Wild Heart Of Life with NPR Music. Following 2012's critically-acclaimed Celebration Rock, Brian King and David Prowse flesh out the…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2017

Japandroids Confirm Migos Are “Our Generation’s Beatles”

With the release of their new LP Near to the Wild Heart of Life fast approaching, Japandroids have taken their publicity run to an afternoon AMA Reddit session.
Brian Josephs / January 11, 2017

New Music: Japandroids – “No Known Drink or Drug”

Vancouver buzzsaw-rockers Japandroids have released the second single from their upcoming third album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, which is due out on January 27…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 10, 2017

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

Japandroids Announce World Tour

Japandroids have announced that they'll also embark on a world tour behind their upcoming album Near to the Wild Heart of Life. After their show in…
Brian Josephs / November 7, 2016

New Music: Japandroids – “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”

On Monday, Japandroids announced a new album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life. Today, they've shared the title track and the complete album details, including cover art, track list, and…
Anna Gaca / November 2, 2016

Japandroids Announce New Album Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Japandroids have released a teaser video that announces a new album, entitled Near to the Wild Heart of Life. The new project, due 2017, follows up…
Brian Josephs / October 31, 2016

Watch Japandroids Play New Songs “No Known Drink or Drug,” “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”

More video of Japandroids debuting new songs live has surfaced online. Performing at hometown Vancouver venue the Cobalt Motor Hotel on the fourth night of a four-day…
Anna Gaca / October 12, 2016

Watch Japandroids Play New Song “Arc of Bar” At Their First Show Since 2013

Japandroids' comeback tour announcement came with images of an empty studio, which gave many a reason to believe that the duo had recorded new material.
Brian Josephs / October 6, 2016

Japandroids Are Finally Back and Touring This Fall

Japandroids haven't released an album since 2012's excellent Celebration Rock. There's no word on when that follow-up is coming, but they're going on a comeback tour…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2016

Watch Japandroids Smile Politely as David Letterman Mangles Their Album Title

Japandroids defended the title of 2012's Band of the Year Thursday night (June 20) by blasting through "Adrenaline Nightshift" on the Late Show With David…
Kyle McGovern / June 21, 2013

Governors Ball 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Friday's marathon downpour threatened to bury all the Governors Ball headlines in a pit of mud and sweat, but Kanye West elevated the filthy proceedings…
SPIN Staff / June 10, 2013
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