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Watch Japandroids Cover The Tragically Hip’s “Nautical Disaster” In Tribute to Gord Downie

Japandroids are a Canadian rock band (from Vancouver) and since one of Canada's greatest rock stars, The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, died last week, it…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2017

Watch Japandroids Perform “No Known Drink or Drug” on Seth Meyers

Vancouver rock duo Japandroids performed their rollicking single "No Known Drink or Drug" on last night's episode of Seth Meyers' Late Night. Brian King shreds his way on guitar…
Liz Cantrell / October 12, 2017

Video: Japandroids – “North South East West”

It's been several months since Japandroids' latest album Near to the Wild Heart to Life came out, and they spent part of the time documenting their European tour in a…
Anna Gaca / September 13, 2017

Drake, Mac DeMarco, Feist, Carly Rae Jepsen Among Polaris Prize 2017 Nominees

The long list for Canada’s 2017 Polaris Music Prize has been revealed. Drake, Mac DeMarco, Feist, Carly Rae Jepsen, Leonard Cohen, the Weeknd, Japandroids, the…
James Rettig, Stereogum / June 13, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Japandroids – “Fire In The Western World” (Dead Moon Cover)

Japandroids have released a 7-inch for their Near to the Wild Heart of Life cut "North East South West." Like their previous single release, the duo…
Brian Josephs / May 16, 2017

Japandroids Announce North American Fall Tour, 7″ With Dead Moon Cover

If you didn’t get to see Japandroids on their massive North American tour, now’s your chance. The band will embark on another North American tour…

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
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