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

Governors Ball 2013: The 15 Best Things We Saw

Although Saturday and Sunday of New York City's third annual Governors Ball had some of the biggest draws — Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the…
Nick Murray / June 10, 2013

The 15 Best Things We Saw at Orion Music + More 2013

Last weekend, Metallica's Orion Music + More festival descended upon Detroit for the first time, bringing an eclectic line-up of bands hand-selected by the thrash…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 10, 2013

Treasure Island 2013 Lineup: Atoms for Peace, Beck, Japandroids, and More

Atoms for Peace, Beck, Animal Collective, Major Lazer, Japandroids, and Sleigh Bells will anchor this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, happening on October 19 and 20…
Kyle McGovern / May 28, 2013

Stream Japandroids, Iggy and the Stooges, and More Live From SXSW

Unless you've been trapped under some heavy furniture for the last few days, it shouldn't surprise you that South By Southwest 2013 is happening right…
Kyle McGovern / March 13, 2013

Now Rise for Japandroids’ Non-Nickelback Vancouver Canucks Anthem

Sometimes wishes really do come true. A couple weeks back, SPIN hoped that Japandroids' glorious Celebration Rock stunner "The House That Heaven Built" would become the official arena…
Kyle McGovern / February 27, 2013

Watch Japandroids’ Unusually Subdued ‘Nights of Wine and Roses’ on ‘Conan’

It happens. Sometimes thrilling performers fail to sound their best on high-profile stages. Take Frank Ocean's lackluster Grammy performance, which he totally nailed in rehearsals.
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2013

Metallica Recruit Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers for 2013 Orion Music + More Lineup

Metallica have tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, and Rise Against to co-headline the 2013 edition of the Orion Music + More festival. Relocated from…
Nicole Sia / February 25, 2013

Puck Yeah: Help Japandroids Beat Nickelback in Hockey Anthem Competition

Japandroids deserve good things. Not only were they SPIN's Band of the Year, but they also nabbed the No. 3 spot on our 50 Best…
Chris Martins / February 19, 2013

Governors Ball 2013 Lineup: Kanye West, Dinosaur Jr., Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear

New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival will return this June for three days of music, featuring its most impressive lineup yet. As per an…
Kyle McGovern / January 22, 2013

Japandroids, Public Enemy, Flying Lotus, Action Bronson Join BUKU Music + Art Project

Public Enemy, Japandroids, Flying Lotus, Action Bronson, and Icona Pop have all been added to the lineup for the second annual BUKU Music + Art…
Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2013

How Guns N’ Roses Inspired Japandroids’ Triumphal ‘The House That Heaven Built’ Video

Japandroids have been using stage tricks, like using a fan to blow back guitarist half Brian King's respectable mane, ever since they were relative unknowns…
Marc Hogan / December 14, 2012

Celebration! Rock! SPIN’s Band of the Year Japandroids Smash NYC

Canadian duo take a victory lap through New York's Webster Hall, playing two shows for crowds of fist-pumping, crowd-surfing, throat-shredding superfans.
Greg Chow / December 6, 2012

Band of the Year: Japandroids

Rock'n'roll, as our forefathers conceived it, inflames the joyously self-destructive hedonism of young people and rekindles the rueful nostalgia of not-so-young people wistfully recalling joyously…
Rob Harvilla / December 3, 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012’s 20 Best Sets

This past weekend, Austin's seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest saw the once-modest, mid-autumn gathering finally metamorphose from off-season distraction to a festival-season staple capable…
David Bevan / November 5, 2012

Watch Japandroids’ Pitch-Perfect ‘The House That Heaven Built’ Video

A little more than three years ago, Japandroids' Brian King and David Prowse made the six-hour drive from Chicago to Des Moines for a Monday…
Marc Hogan / August 13, 2012

Polaris Prize 2012 Short List: SPIN’s Guide to the 10 Key Acts

After announcing its long list last month, Canada's Polaris Prize jurors have whittled the pool down to ten native acts whose recent albums deserve short-list…
Devon Maloney / July 17, 2012

Santigold, Japandroids, A$AP Rocky Join Fun Fun Fun Fest Bill

Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has revealed who will be joining the reuniting Run-D.M.C. as well as Against Me!, Baroness, and Danny Brown. This year's…
Devon Maloney / July 12, 2012
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