Due to the rapturous response to the stream of Japandroids’ new single, ‘The House That Heaven Built’, the band has decided to move up its digital release to today (4th April). It also features a b-side of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds ‘Jack The Ripper’. The 7” will still be available on 14th May in the UK.
Stream ‘Jack The Ripper’ here: http://soundcloud.com/polyvinyl-records/japandroids-jack-the-ripper
Stream ‘The House That Heaven Built’: http://soundcloud.com/polyvinyl-records/7-the-house-that-heaven-built/
The long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut, ‘Post-Nothing’, will see its release this summer. ‘Celebration Rock’ will be available 4th June in the UK, 5th June in USA on Polyvinyl Record Co.
‘Celebration Rock’, featuring eight new tracks, will be available on CD/LP/Digital. There is also a limited edition of 1,000 on 180-gram red vinyl available for pre-order at: http://polyvinylrecords.com/celebrationrock
Starting mid-May, Japandroids will head out on what will be a long road of touring, starting in the UK in mid-May and winding up in Vancouver in July. See all tour dates below, with new London date added at The Garage on 28th May.
King recently talked to Pitchfork about recording the album, which was created in Vancouver at The Hive with engineer Jesse Gander, who they had previously worked with on ‘Post-Nothing’:
“On a lot of this new record, we actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs,” says King. “Dave and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show.”
‘Celebration Rock’ track listing:
1 The Nights Of Wine And Roses
2 Fire’s Highway
3 Evil’s Sway
4 For The Love Of Ivy
5 Adrenaline Nightshift
6 Younger Us
7 The House That Heaven Built
8 Continuous Thunder
Japandroids on tour!
5/17 Cardiff, Wales Club Ifor Bach
5/18 Brighton, England Green Door Store
5/19 Amsterdam Paradiso
5/21 Bristol, England Cooler
5/22 London, England CAMP (basement) SOLD OUT
5/23 Manchester, England Soup Kitchen
5/24 Glasgow, Scotland King Tuts
5/25 Leeds, England Cockpit 2
5/26 Nottingham, England Bodega
5/28 London, England The Garage (NEW!)
5/31 Barcelona, Spain Parc del Fòrum (Primavera Sound)
6/11 Seattle, WA Neumos
6/12 Portland , OR Doug Fir
6/14 San Francisco, CA Independent
6/15 Los Angeles ,CA Echoplex
6/16 San Diego, CA Casbah
6/19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
6/21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
6/22 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
6/23 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
6/25 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
6/26 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
6/27 NYC, NY Bowery Ballroom
6/29 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
6/30 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
7/3 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
7/7 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
Lisbon, the fifth album by critically acclaimed band The Walkmen, is due September 14 with iTunes pre-orders beginning August 10. The album’s first single “Angela Surf City” is currently available via iTunes. This summer and fall the band will embark on a nationwide tour in support of the record including newly announced stops in Montreal (October 8) and Chicago (October 13). See below for a complete list of dates.
The band will also be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 12, the same day they perform in New York City at Governors Island with Grizzly Bear. Additionally, they can be heard on WNYC FM’s Soundcheck on August 10 at 2:30pm EDT; listen live at 2:30 p.m. EDT on FM 93.9 or by live stream at http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/.
Lisbon was recorded over a two-year period in warehouses on Girard Ave. in Philadelphia and on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. A few songs that helped establish the record’s tone were written during several inspiring and successful trips to Lisbon, Portugal. The 11 songs on Lisbon were carved out of 29 songs that the band recorded over the course of ten months beginning in August 2009. You & Me engineer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Les Savy Fav, Tokyo Police Club) worked with the band from August to February, and then in March of 2010 the band traveled to south Dallas to finish the album with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky).
Featuring the band’s signature vintage instrument-sound, Lisbon brings a raw, fiery rock ‘n’ roll spirit to the complexities of the You & Me songwriting. Lisbon will showcase “a bunch of fast rockers and big bashers, and a couple great oddballs” says front man Hamilton Leithauser.
The Walkmen broke through in 2002 with their debut album Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone. 2004’s Bows & Arrows featured indie rock anthem “The Rat” which Pitchfork recently named the #20 song of the decade. In 2006 the band recorded a song-by-song cover of Harry Nilsson and John Lennon’s 1974 classic Pussy Cats as a farewell to their Harlem studio space Marcata. The Walkmen grew up playing together in various bands since the fifth grade including New York’s Jonathan Fire*Eater and Boston’s The Recoys.
August 12 Governors Island New York, NY*
September 8 The Showbox Seattle, WA†
September 9-10 Melkin Bowl Vancouver, BC‡
September 11 WOW Hall Eugene, OR†
September 12 Music Fest NW Portland, OR‡
September 14 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA§
September 15 Music Box @ Fonda Los Angeles, CA§
September 17 Clubhouse Phoenix, AZ§
September 18 Belly Up San Diego, CA§
September 19 Neon Reverb Festival @ Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
October 7 Royale Boston, MA#
October 8 Cabaret Jouste Pour Rire Montreal, QC#
October 9 Opera House Toronto, ON#
October 10 Magic Stick Detroit, MI#
October 12 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN#
October 13 The Metro Chicago, IL§
October 14 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI§
October 16 Waiting Room Omaha, NE§
October 18 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO§
October 19 Bottleneck Lawrence, KS§
October 20 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO§
October 21 Zanzibar Louisville, KY§
October 22 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA§
October 23 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA§
* supporting Grizzly Bear
† with Helio Sequence
‡ supporting The National
§ with Japandroids
# with AA Bondy
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Today the first round of artists/bands for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon were announced. Set to take place October 20-24, CMJ this year will feature: Broadcast, School Of Seven Bells, Zac Brown Band, MÃºm, Atlas Sound, Japandroids, Margaret Cho, the Budos Band, Pitbull, the Very Best, the Temper Trap, Crystal Antlers, Portugal. The Man, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Malajube, Local Natives, Wild Light, the Antlers, Das Racist, Suckers, Pissed Jeans and Screaming Females. Some of the initial panels were also announced. You can check out all the latest information at cmj.com/marathon.