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Live Review: Japandroids w/ Bleached at Neumos 11/15/12

This year has been quite a stellar year for Vancouver band Japandroids. Early this summer, they released the acclaimed record Celebration Rock, 35 minutes of unabashed youthful joy. It was an easy record to fall in love with and blast out of car windows. But whatever energy Japandoids albums put forth is completely outdone byRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The cold has snapped back here in Seattle but we’ve got a great week of shows ahead. The bar gets set high early with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Quasi at the Crocodile on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, Titus Andronicus and Ceremony are at Neumos, and Milo Greene and Bahamas are at the Crocodile.Read more…

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Monday Music News

Canadian duo Japandroids have already had a banner summer of 2012 touring behind their second album Celebration Rock, and they’ll be taking their stage-dive friendly live show across the world for the rest of the year too. After traveling across Europe for two months, they’ll be returning to the United States in November (with aRead more…

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2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Announced!

About a month after the release of the longlist the 10 finalists for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist have been revealed, and it boasts one of the Canadian music prize’s most diverse roster to date. Feist, Kathleen Edwards, Drake, Cold Specks, Fucked Up, Handsome Furs, Japandroids, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, Cadence Weapon, and GrimesRead more…

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What’s Your Summer Jam? KEXP DJs and Staff Share Theirs

Seattle can now claim a hold on summer as we reach post-80 degree weather this week! (Sorry, rest of the country, but we’ve earned this!) No matter where you are, though, or whether you’re sitting out on the beach, picnicking in a park, heading out on a long roadtrip or just chilling at home, you’reRead more…

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

There’s something for just about anyone this week and a ton of great local choices. On Monday night, things get awfully loud at the Crocodile with A Place To Bury Strangers, This Will Destroy You, and Dusted, while some of our favorite Canadian’s – Japandroids hit the stage at Neumo’s. Tuesday night, Posse, Big Eyes,Read more…

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Album Review: Japandroids – Celebration Rock

It’s usually a record’s intricacies that allow people to connect with an album on a more personal level. It could be something as visible as an unusual phrasing of a lyric or something as small as the creaking floor on “For Emma, Forever Ago”, but when someone really loves an album, they embrace every inchRead more…

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Out This Week 6/4

It’s always hard to follow up a breakthrough records, but Japandroids have not only met any expectations that may have been placed on them, they’ve set themselves to break out to a bigger audience that no one, even the band themselves, may have ever expected them to reach. Although we’re only halfway through the year,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The House That Heaven Built”Read more…

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