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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
By LIZ PELLY  |  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
Polyvinyl (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  May 11, 2012
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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.
Polyvinyl (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  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.
Polyvinyl (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  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
By 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.
Polyvinyl (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 10, 2009


Of Montreal | Skeletal Lamping

This feast isn’t without a good deal of filler.  
Polyvinyl (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 28, 2008