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May 28, 2020

Canadian rock duo Japandroids have announced the release of their premier live album, Massey Fucking Hall, mirthfully named for the historic Toronto venue where it was recorded. More

Six Artists to See at the Pitchfork Music Festival This Weekend

A Round-Up of Artists We’re Excited to See at the Chicago Festival

Jul 20, 2018

There's a very specific aesthetic that fills the air of Pitchfork Music Festival. You could blame it on the slightly pretentious nature of the multimedia behemoth, or the dozens of record shop pop-ups scattered within the tent filled merchandise area. But what really seems to be that aesthetic is the overall energy found within the gates of Chicago's Union Park. That energy is mellow, obsessive, and ridiculously easygoing. More

Sasquatch! 2018 Line-up: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, and More

Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28) in Quincy, Washington

Feb 05, 2018

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2018 festival, their 17th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 28) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. The lineup includes Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, TV On The Radio, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, Benjamin Clementine, Phoebe Bridgers, Algiers, Pond, and others. More

Governors Ball 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus Wolf Alice, Eminem, Cut Copy, Margo Price, Alvvays, Moses Sumney, Dirty Projectors, and Others

Jan 03, 2018

Governors Ball has announced the lineup for their 2018 festival, which goes down in New York City's Randall's Island Park the weekend of June 1 - 3. The headliners are Eminem (also announced as a Coachella headliner today), Jack White, Travis Scott, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  More

Feb 01, 2017

Japandroids released a new album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, last Friday via ANTI-. Previously the band shared a short announcement videothe album's title track, and "No Known Drink or Drug." Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Near to the Wild Heart of Life." More

Stream the New Album by Japandroids - “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”

Near to the Wild Heart of Life Due Out January 27 via ANTI-

Jan 19, 2017

Japandroids are releasing a new album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, next Friday, January 27, via ANTI-. Previously the band shared a short announcement videothe album's title track, and "No Known Drink or Drug." More

Listen: Japandroids - “No Known Drink or Drug”

Near to the Wild Heart of Life Due Out January 27 via ANTI-

Jan 10, 2017

Japandroids are releasing a new album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, on January 27, 2017 via ANTI-. Previously the band shared a short announcement video and the album's title track. Now the band have shared another song from the album, "No Known Drink or Drug." Check it out below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Japandroids Announce a Bunch of Tour Dates

Near to the Wild Heart of Life Due Out January 27, 2017 via ANTI-

Nov 07, 2016

Japandroids recently announced a new albumNear to the Wild Heart of Life, via a short announcement video and then shared the album's title track and confirmed more details about the album, including that it's due out January 27, 2017 via ANTI-. Now the band have announced a whole lot of tour dates that takes them all the way to next May. More

Japandroids Share New Song, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” Confirm Album Details

Near to the Wild Heart of Life Due Out January 27, 2017 via ANTI-

Nov 02, 2016

Japandroids recently announced a new albumNear to the Wild Heart of Life, via a short announcement video. Now they have shared the album's title track and confirmed more details about the album, including that it's due out January 27, 2017 via ANTI-.  More

Japandroids Announce New Album, Share Announcement Video

Near to the Wild Heart of Life Due Out in 2017 via ANTI-

Oct 31, 2016

Japandroids have announced a new album. Near to the Wild Heart of Life is due out in 2017 via ANTI-. The album was announced via a short announcement video featuring black & white footage of the band performing live. More

Sep 15, 2016

The great Champaign, Il based indie record label Polyvinyl turns 20 this year. To honor that they are putting out a new compilation, Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, in which its artists cover other artists on the label. And today they have already shared four of the tracks from the compilation, all of which you can stream below. More

Watch: Japandroids on “Letterman”

Perform "Adrenaline Nightshift"

Jun 21, 2013

Canadian rock duo Japandroids continued their seemingly endless run in support of last year's LP Celebration Rock last night with an appearance as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

Watch: Japandroids Play “Conan”

Perform "The Nights of Wine and Roses"

Feb 26, 2013

Last night Japandroids visited Conan to serve as the evening's musical guest.  More

Digital Version of Best of 2012 Issue Available to Download Now

Issue Features Grimes on the Cover and Also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 28, 2012

The digital version of Under the Radar's Best of 2012 issue is available to download now via Zinio for reading on your iPad, Android, Mac, or PC. Download it here. The digital edition features all the same content of the print version, but also includes 52 extra pages of bonus interviews and photos not found in the print issue. More

Aug 13, 2012

A few months back Canadian rock duo Japandroids released their sophomore full-length Celebration Rock, and if their music video for single "The House That Heaven Built" is any indication, they really do know how to throw a party. More

Japandroids Announce European Tour Dates

Supporting Celebration Rock

Jun 18, 2012

Vancouver duo Japandroids have announced an extensive set of European tour dates that will take place throughout the months of August and September. More

May 29, 2012

On June 5, Japandroids will release new album, Celebration Rock. But thanks to NPR, you can hear those crazy Canadian garage rockers’ latest effort now. More

Listen: Japandroids Cover Nick Cave’s “Jack The Ripper”

B-Side to “The House That Heaven Built" Single

Apr 03, 2012

With their sophomore album Celebration Rock poised for release on June 5, Canadian rock duo Japandroids are leading up to the big day by issuing a special single that includes both the band's new track "The House That Heaven Built," as well as a B-side take of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' 1992 song "Jack the Ripper," the latter of which has just now become available to stream online. More

Japandroids Discuss Their New Album

Celebration Rock Out This June Via Polyvinyl

Mar 10, 2012

After shows filled with cheering crowd members backing them on choruses, how does a two-piece bring that energy into the recording process? “Dave and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show” says guitarist/singer Brian King of the Japandroids’ recent recording sessions. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Adds 5th Day

Headliners Include The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Explosions in the Sky, Cut Copy, and Much More

Jun 28, 2011

Pygmalion Music Festival, held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, will take place September 21-25. More

Japandroids Announce Single Series, Tour

First Release includes a Big Black Cover

Feb 11, 2010

Busy touring, it might be awhile before the next Japandroids album. Thankfully, they've got you covered. In conjunction with Polyvinyl, the band is releasing a 7" single series. More

CMJ Music Marathon Announces Initial Lineup

Broadcast, Atlas Sound, School of Seven Bells, The Antlers, múm, Japandroids, and more

Aug 19, 2009

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has announced the initial performers for this year's event.Highlights include: Broadcast, School of Seven Bells, Atlas Sound, The Antlers, Local Natives, múm, Japandroids, Margaret Cho, The Very Best, Crystal Antlers, Portugal. The Man, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Wild Light, Suckers, and more. More

Pop Montreal 2009 Announces New Acts

Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids and More Just Added with Hundreds to Come

Aug 18, 2009

Pop Montreal 2009 has announced another slew of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids, Jay Reatard, and more. Stay tuned for the hundreds of acts still up their sleeves. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Announces Lineup and Schedule

From September 16th to 19th, Illinois is the Place to Be for Iron & Wine, The Antlers, My Brightest Diamond, Low, etc.

Aug 13, 2009

Longing for one last summer-ish experience? Well, if you're in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival has you covered. A mere $60 dollars gets you four days of music, including such notable indie bands as Iron & Wine, The Books, My Brightest Diamond, The Antlers, Headlights, Wavves, BLK JKS, Autolux, Low, Japandroids, YACHT, and Ra Ra Riot. We have the full lineup and schedule. More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day Three

Photos of The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, M83, Japandroids, The Thermals, DJ Rupture, and Pharoahe Monche

Jul 20, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival concluded yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day three action. Check out his photos of The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, M83, The Thermals, Japandroids, DJ Rupture, and Pharoahe Monch. More



Reviews

Massey Fucking Hall

Massey Fucking Hall

ANTI-

Jul 14, 2020

2020 has been a strange year for concerts. A global pandemic has brought the entire live touring industry to a standstill. Depending on your perspective, it could be the best or the worst time for a live album from Canadian indie rockers JapandroidsMore

Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Near to the Wild Heart of Life

ANTI-

Jan 25, 2017

When Japandroids were recording their latest album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, it would have been hard for them to conceive of the environment into which the album would finally be released. More

Celebration Rock

Celebration Rock

Polyvinyl

Jul 18, 2012

You remember when you were about 16 or 17 at school, and there was that shit kid in your class who was kinda book-smart but mistook his own cod-cynicism for Wildean wit?  More

No Singles

No Singles

Polyvinyl

May 19, 2010

No Singles collects and reissues Brian King (guitar) and David Prowse’s (drums) two early, out-of-print EPs: All Lies (2007) and Lullaby Death Jams (2008). John Golden (Melvins, Nirvana) did an excellent job with the remastering, maintaining the raw energy of a band who is clearly in the midst of figuring out their formula. More

Post-Nothing

Post-Nothing

Unfamiliar

Jun 05, 2009

As the album’s title suggests, Japandroids’ debut album is a moment after something. A breakdown of some sort of aesthetic, en route to something new. The band works feverishly to deliver something somewhere between two other somethings. But what? More