Photo by Ted Maider
Vancouver noise rock duo Japandroids will return in June with their sophomore LP, Celebration Rock, as Pitchfork reports. The album follows the band’s 2009 debut Post Nothing and the subsequent No Singles compilation and series of 7″ singles released in 2010.
Like Post Nothing, the new album was recorded in Vancouver with engineer Jesse Ganger. The end result spans eight tracks and includes the 2010 single “Young Guns” and a cover of The Gun Club’s “For the Love of Ivy”.
Known for their potent and interactive live shows, Japandroids frontman Brian King told Pitchfork that they kept the audience in mind when recording the album. “On a lot of this new record, we actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs,” says King. “Dave [Prowse] and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show.”
Below, you can watch the band perform a new song, “Fire’s Highway”, during a concert last September.