June ’12 CD of the Month: Celebration Rock by Japandroids
Vancouver, B.C., duo Japandroids follow up their excellent debut Post-Nothing with another stellar album: Celebration Rock. The band, comprised of singer/guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse, formed in 2006. They self-released a pair of five-track EPs, All Lies (2007) and Lullaby Death Jams (2008) before releasing 2009′s Post-Nothing. Thanks to the album’s critical acclaim, the duo began to get the recognition they deserved. From 2009-2010 the boys played 200 shows in more than 20 countries. Japandroids quickly gained even more recognition for their energetic live performances.
After a brief breakup, the band decided to give a second album a go. King and Prowse worked on the album for a year before releasing it in June 2012 off Polyvinyl Records. Celebration Rock continues their tradition of catchy riffs and still has that The Replacements meets No Age sound, but the album expands from Post-Nothing in terms of musicianship and depth. Brian King puts it more modestly: “1 year, 8 songs, 35 minutes. Not bad.”
Out on Polyvinyl, Radio 1190 is proud to have Japandroids’ Celebration Rock as its CD of the Month for June. Radio 1190 would like to thank Twist and Shout for their continued support of the CD of the Month Club. If you would like to join Radio 1190′s CD of the Month Club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.