Japandroids are a two piece rock band from Canada. After nearly giving up on music, the band’s release of Post-Nothing kicked them into high gear. Japandroid’s junior album Celebration Rock was titled ‘Best New Music by Spin Magazine and Pitchfork Media. The duo have also performed several times on MTV Live, Last Call With Carson Daly and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Aptly opening the album with the sound of fireworks, the track “The Nights of Wine and Roses” imposes a renovation on the typical pop-punk sound. Adding fuzzy post-punk vocals and stomping drums, the music aligns itself with the newer, raucous sounds of Titus Andronicus and the Cloud Nothings.
Japandroids’ career was actually given an early boost by pop-punk veteran Mark Hoppus (of Blink 182) back in 2009 when he featured the band as his Pick of the Week in Spin Magazine. Hoppus said that Japandroids “sound really different from anything out there”, citing the way that the guitarist splits up his signals with the amplifier.
Even though Rolling Stone Magazine named Celebration Rock one of the Ten Coolest Summer Albums of All Time, their music is still perfect for moshing and stage diving indoors. The band will be playing Crowbar in Ybor City this Wednesday night, tickets and information can be found here.