((Japandroids)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Vancouver's Japandroids are a rowdy duo with good intentions - to rock you out. Consisting of Brian King and David Prowse, they do it all dirty in the garage. And sometimes, they'll throw in some pretty melodies just to remind you there is still songwriting at work here.

If all you really need to make the whole underground sing are riffs buried in crunch and a couple of broken microphones, then these two will be the next anointed Kings of the illegal loft-dwelling generation. With only a guitar and one drum set (they both sing... somewhat), they make the music pop with loudness.

So who to compare them to? Well, these guys like McLusky enough to cover them (they're loud, too), and they recently played a show with A Place to Bury Strangers (hey now, they're loud, too!). So think of their sound as somewhere in the middle of those two? Who knows?

My favorite Japandroids song is "Sexual Aerosol," just in case you were wondering. But besides Kevin Arnold, does anyone ever really wonder anymore?
Published April 23, 2009



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