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. It was a fairly lighthearted affair: The duo answered questions about what artists they listened to while making the new album (Lou Reed), their favorite 2016 LPs (Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Solange’s A Seat at the Table, Angel Olsen’s My Woman, which were also our picks), and if they’re going to tour Canada (“a ton of Canadian dates later in 2017”).
Most importantly, Japandroids gave one answer that shows that although they traffic in punk-filled optimism, they’re still a band grounded in hard truth. One Redditor asked for their take on Migos’s #1 song “Bad and Boujee,” and the duo gave the only correct answer. “Our generation’s Beatles,” guitarist Brian King responded, echoing Donald Glover’s Golden Globes comments. This should quell any doubt that “Bad and Boujee” isn’t as good as the entirety of Revolver.
Coincidentally, Near to the Wild Heart of Life and Migos’s C U L T U R E both drop January 27. Catch up on the rest of the AMA session here.