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The righteousness of Japandroids
The same week I first heard Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl), the new sophomore LP by Canadian rock duo Japandroids, I bought a plane ticket to Spain.
House that rock built
| June 22, 2012
Japandroids | Celebration Rock
When I was a teenager who truly cared only for emotions-on-the-sleeve punk rock, I came up with the dumbest idea: if I ever reviewed records by breaking down individual categories (production, lyrics, whatever), I'd include a grade for "heart" or "passio
| May 11, 2012
Vivian Girls | Share the Joy
In 2008, Brooklyn's Vivian Girls pioneered a new breed of quick, punky '60s girl-group pop, inspiring a resurgence of distortion-heavy garage sounds over the next two years.
| June 03, 2011
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin | Let It Sway
At the apex of earnest indie pop, the period during which their first two full-lengths were recorded, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin were a mild, dime-a-dozen act.
| August 13, 2010
Photos: Japandroids at the Paradise
Fresh outta SXSW 2010, the Japandroids perform at the Paradise
Japandroids, live at the Paradise, on March 31, 2010
P. NICK CURRAN
| April 02, 2010
Japandroids | Post-Nothing
I was tempted to write off Japandroids as just one more lo-fi punk band who've overdosed on fuzz.
| July 10, 2009
Of Montreal | Skeletal Lamping
This feast isn’t without a good deal of filler.
| October 28, 2008
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