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Japandroids are an indie garage rock duo from Vancouver comprised of Brian King (guitar) and David Prowse (drums), who share singing duties. Founded in 2006, the band self-released a pair of five-track EPs, All Lies (2007) and Lullaby Death Jams (2008), before making its full-length album debut with Post-Nothing (2009) on the Canadian label Unfamiliar Records. Though Japandroids were more or less unknown at the time of their album debut, Post-Nothing got a big boost from the taste-making website Pitchfork, which championed the album as one of its "Best New Music" selections. In 2010, Polyvinyl released a compilation that lumped together All Lies and Lullaby Death Jams, titled No Singles. This singles-mindedness continued in 2011 as the band released a series of 7"s in five installments. They also debuted new material during a late summer tour, and upon returning to the studio, aimed for songs that stadium crowds would feel. The results, aptly titled Celebration Rock, followed in June 2012. Celebration Rock turned into Japandroids' breakthrough album, popping up in the Top 10 of many 2012 year-end lists. The group supported the record with an extensive tour that wrapped up in early 2013, after which the pair entered a three-year hibernation. Late in the summer of 2016, the duo divulged plans that they'd be playing live dates at the end of the year and in October, they announced they signed with Anti and the label would be releasing their third album in 2017. Near to the Wild Heart of Life appeared on January 27, 2017. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  2.   The House That Heaven Built
  3.   Near to the Wild Heart of Life
  4.   The Nights of Wine and Roses
  5.   Young Hearts Spark Fire
  6.   No Known Drink or Drug
  7.   Wet Hair
  8.   Fire's Highway
  9.   Younger Us
  10.   Midnight to Morning
  11.   Arc of Bar
  12.   North East South West
  13.   Art Czars
  14.   To Hell With Good Intentions
  15.   Lovers/Stangers
  16.   Crazy/Forever
  17.   In a Body Like a Grave
  18.   True Love and a Free Life of Free Will
  19.   Continuous Thunder
  20.   Shame
  21.   Sex and Dying in High Society
  22.   Lucifer's Symphony
  23.   Coma Complacency
  24.   The Boys Are Leaving Town
  25.   Rockers East Vancouver
  26.   Heart Sweats
  27.   Jack the Ripper
  28.   I Quit Girls
  29.   Evil's Sway
  30.   No Allegiance to the Queen
  31.   Sovereignty
  32.   For the Love of Ivy
  33.   Heavenward Grand Prix
  34.   Avant Sleepwalk
  35.   Sexual Aerosol
  36.   Darkness on the Edge of Gastown
  37.   Adrenaline Nightshift
  38.   Press Corps
  39.   Racer-X
  40.   Couture Suicide
  41.   I'm Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)

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