album review: japandroids
    • WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009

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    The debut from Japandroids sounds nothing like their name might suggest. In liu of bleeps and synth soaked dance tunes, the rock-ish duo pump our ears full of brash, distorted chord-based rock. And although their moniker suggests man-killing machines from the other side of the world, they write pretty raw human emotion quite well, and hail from our northern neighbor, Canada. Post-Nothing is more like post-post-punk, emulating the raw edge of late eighties punk without getting too out of control, and washing out the alternative punk of the early 2000's with tons of fuzz. ..Keep Reading.. - joe puglisi

    Japandroids on Tour
    Jul 28 - HOLOCENE - PORTLAND, OR
    Jul 29 - BLUE LAMP - SACRAMENTO, CA
    Jul 30 - SODA BAR - SAN DIEGO, CA
    Jul 31 - SPACELAND - LOS ANGELES, CA
    Aug 1 - HOWIE & SON'S - VISALIA, CA
    Aug 2 - HEMLOCK - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
    Aug 7 - RICKSHAW THEATRE - VANCOUVER, BC
    Aug 8 - KEXP BBQ - SEATTLE, WA
    Sep 5 - LUCKY BAR - VICTORIA, BC
    Sep 7 - HABITAT - KELOWNA, BC
    Sep 9 - BROKEN CITY - CALGARY, AB
    Sep 10 - AMIGO'S - SASKATOON, SK
    Sep 11 - LO PUB - WINNIPEG, MB
    Sep 12 - AQUARIUM - FARGO, ND
    Sep 13 - TURF CLUB - ST. PAUL, MN
    Sep 14 - HIGH NOON SALOON - MADISON, WI
    Sep 16 - PYGMALION FESTIVAL - URBANA, IL
    Sep 17 - MAGIC STIK - DETROIT, MI
    Sep 18 - ALBION - GUELPH, ON
    Sep 19 - HORSESHOE TAVERN - TORONTO, ON
    Sep 21 - THE SUMMIT - COLOMBUS, OH
    Sep 24 - MERCURY LOUNGE - NEW YORK, NY
    Sep 28 - BIG ORBIT'S SOUNDLAB - BUFFALO, NY
    Sep 29 - CASBAH - HAMILTON, ON
    Sep 30 - MONTREAL HOUSE - PETERBOROUGH, ON
    Oct 3 - MAVERICK'S - OTTAWA, ON
    Oct 4 - LE CERCLE - QUEBEC CITY, QC
    Oct 5 - GREAT SCOTT - BOSTON, MA
    Oct 6 - THE BARBARY - PHILADELPHIA, PA
    Oct 7 - GARFIELD ARTWORKS - PITTSBURGH, PA
    Oct 8 - NOW THAT'S CLASS - CLEVELAND, OH
    Oct 9 - SCHUBAS - CHICAGO, IL
    Oct 13 - THE CAVERN - DALLAS, TX
    Oct 14 - EMO'S - AUSTIN, TX
    Oct 16 - ONE EYED JACKS - NEW ORLEANS, LA
    Oct 17 - 529 - ATLANTA, GA
    Oct 18 - LOCAL 506 - CHAPEL HILL, NC
    Oct 19 - ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL - WASHINGTON, DC
    Oct 24 - HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION - HALIFAX, NS
    Oct 27 - MADAME JOJO'S (WHITE HEAT) - LONDON, UK
    Oct 29 - HOXTON SQUARE (MOSHI MOSHI) - LONDON, UK

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    MP3: Japandroids:: Young Hearts Spark Fire - Post Nothing
    Japandroids on Myspace

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