‘Celebration Rock’, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Post-Nothing’, was recorded at The Hive, the same Vancouver studio as ‘Post-Nothing’, with engineer Jesse Gander.
Japandroids kept the ground rules they’ve always had for recording: No double-tracking guitars and no overdubs unless they’re absolutely necessary.
The raw energy captured on ‘Celebration Rock’ is well-balanced with a much bigger sound, showcasing the band’s growth as songwriters.
Songs like ‘Evil’s Sway’ and ‘The House That Heaven Built’ prove the Vancouver duo has more than staying power with this sophomore release.
LP format on 180gram white vinyl with a 12”x12” 20-page booklet and download code.
“As contagious as any of the lyrics, melodies, riffs, or drum fills are, their energy and lack of self-consciousness is every bit as equally lovable. 8.3 Best New Music” - Pitchfork
“A million years ago, a label called SST briefly held a monopoly on everything awesome in indie rock - The Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Black Flag, Hüsker Dü. And if the young Vancouver band called Japandroids had been around then, SST would have put them out, too” - NY Magazine
“Japandroids are utterly amazing” - NME
“Even those who believe that there’s nothing new to express with a guitar, drums and two voices may have their jaded hearts melted by Japandroids’ blue-flame exuberance” - Chicago Tribune
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