JAPANDROIDS LONG AWAITED RELEASE CELEBRATION ROCK OUT TODAY
Story by Laura Cappe
Photo provided by Japandroids
The house is bustling, overflowing with people. The keg is being tapped frequently, keeping bodies warm and buzzed. Boys and girls are dancing, tingling with high school lust. Everything seems to be going just peachy…
Then suddenly you wake up. You feel like you’ve been punched in the face, your mouth is hot and clammy and your muscles scream as your feet meet the floor. You find the dog, spray painted pink. There’s vomit in your closet and in your shoes; beer bottles broken, cups strewn across the floor and your Mother’s favourite gnome is a gnome no more. All of it – evidence of a wicked party.
Just like those memorable, wild, and rebellious high school nights (either experienced in reality or through the movies), Vancouver based rockers Japandroids keep the party alive. Their second album “Celebration Rock” is a vibrant compilation of punk rock tunes that pay tribute to youth and those more reckless times through both their sound and lyrics, delivering party anthems packed with plenty of “oh, oh, oh’s” – opportunities for listeners to scream along and get rowdy. Similar to their first release Post Nothing, the Canuck duo stuck to their minimalistic approach – same producer, same fuzzed out guitar sound, same instrumental simplicity and still raw, real and totally badass. Through their music, Brian King and David Prowse somehow have this ability to instantly bring back that familiar urge for wild unadulterated fun.
Like some of the best parties, the cover art is simple and unassuming – two average Joe’s welcoming you into the party of the year – “The Nights of Wine and Roses” at “The House That Heaven Built”. For someone who isn’t familiar with Japandroids’ music, they probably wouldn’t know what to expect, but once you step inside, you can just smell the beer a-flowin’.
Press play. The first thing you’ll hear are fireworks. It’s time to celebrate.
Celebration Rock is out today through Polyvinyl.