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Japandroids kick off comeback tour by debuting new song “Arc of Bar” — watch

on October 06, 2016, 1:15pm

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Japandroids kicked off their much-anticipated comeback tour in Vancouver last night, and great news: they brought along a bunch of new material.

Alongside favorites off 2012’s Celebration Rock and 2009’s Post-Nothing, the two-piece debuted at least five new songs: “Arc of Bar”, “Near to the Wild Heart”, “True Love”, “Midnight to Morning”, and “No Known Drug or Drink”.

Canadian publication Exclaim was in attendance and wrote about a couple of the new songs, which will presumably appear on the band’s next album:

“Arc of Bar”:

“They started off with ‘Arc of Bar,’ an extended piece that began with a loop of chunky, ’80s-style rock synths and a simply slammed drum rhythm from [David] Prowse.”

“Near to the Wild of Heart”:

“‘Near to the Wild Heart of Life’ was a full-on Japandroids fist-pumper that featured a line about getting a smooch and some supportive words from your local’s bartender (‘give ’em hell for us!’).”

“Midnight to Morning”:

“While Prowse often tag-teams with [Brian]] King on the mic or supports with a round of ‘whoas’ and ‘ohs,’ ‘Midnight to Morning’ featured a rare and especially enthusiastic lead vocal from the bearded skinsman.”

Below, check out video of Japandroids performing “Arc of Bar”, followed by other clips and photos from the evening. Their four-night residency at the Cobalt continues tonight.

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welcome back #girls #summer #whoa

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Fuckin' Japandroids 😎

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26 hour 35th birthday 🤘🏻

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Arc of Bar
Evil’s Way
Near to the Wild Heart
Fire’s Highway
True Love
Midnight to Morning
Nights of Wine and Roses
Wet Hair
No Known Drink or Drug
Younger Us
I Quit Girls
Young Hearts Spark Fire
The House that Heaven Built
Continuous Thunder

Japandroids 2016 Tour Dates:
10/06 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
10/07 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
10/08 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/15 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/20 – London, UK @ Birthdays
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
11/25 – Mexico City, MX @ Caradura

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