When the world sucks life out of you, music pushes life back into you. Usually it’s not music about life being sucked out of you that does the trick, but back in 2009, Japandroids proved that to be possible. The Vancouver duo figured out how to merge Thin Lizzy gaudiness with the callous heat of punk. When Post-Nothing came out, “Young Hearts Spark Fire” was a rally cry to stand back up, and when Celebration Rock appeared three years later, “The House That Heaven Built” did the same. Singer-guitarist Brian King was constantly one bulbous neck vein away from vocal damage. Drummer David Prowse grew blisters on his thumb with each song. Japandroids wanted to revive the mottos of ‘70s rock acts with the spiteful fury of ‘80s punk. So they did — and well enough to revive those who thought rock died.