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Japandroids rule; will continue to rule throughout summer

on June 10, 2010, 4:10pm

If you have yet to hear “Younger Us”, the latest Japandroids release in their singles series, do me a favor and stop reading this, scroll down and play. Sure, this is bro-rock. But it is bro-rock like Hemingway is bro-lit, simple and understated, but profound in a way that makes this writer envious. They capture the moment, the way The Hold Steady did a few years back, the way The Henry Clay People and Titus Andronicus are also doing. So don’t be afraid to let your bro show, there is enough wimpy rock (which also rules) to allow a few bands with some guts, some energy, and something to say.

Not convinced? Well, check out Japandroids in concert and see if they can convince you. If you’re free this weekend, I hear they will be in Tennessee; maybe stop by or something. They will then be hitting the Euro-festival circuit, and finally returning to play many Canadian shows to their countrymen. Also, a few American dates are lined up, with Bumbershoot confirmed and FYF Fest in LA rumored. This tour can’t go on forever, so check them out while they still have to play pretty much every song they have. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Check Out:
“Younger Us”

Japandroids 2010 Tour Dates:
06/13 - Manchester, TN @ Bonaroo Festival
06/18 - Toronto, ON @ NXNE
06/25 - Moscow, RU @ 16 Tons
06/26 - St. Petersburg, RU @ Tanci
06/28 - Helsinki, FI @ Kuudes Linja
06/29 - Arendal, NO @ Hove Festival
06/30 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
07/01 - Malmo, SE @ Debaser
07/02 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/04 - Rotterdam, NL @ Q Metropolis Festival
07/05 - Groningen, NL @ Vega
07/08 - Bremen, DE @ Tower
07/09 - Russelsheim, DE @ Phono Pop Festival
07/10 - Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival
07/15 - Mexico City, MX @ Vice Mexico Party
07/24 - Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
07/31 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
09/06 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/11 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (Musicfest NW)
09/28 - Nelson, BC@ Hume Hotel #
09/30 - Banff, AB @ Wild Bills #
10/01 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite #$
10/02 - Regina, SK @ Distrikt #$
10/03 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid $
10/04 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis #$
10/06 - Calgary, AB @ Republik #$
10/08 - Victoria, BC @ TBA
10/09 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre $^

# = w/ Frog Eyes
$ = w/ PS I Love You
^ = w/ Ladyhawk

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