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Japandroids‘ highly anticipated followup to 2012’s Celebration Rock, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, will be out next week (1/27) via ANTI- but the whole album is streaming now. It’s got some of the speedy fuzz rock of their early years, like on “No Known Drink Or Drug,” but it mostly takes the band into much newer, bigger territory. “Arc of Bar” is a seven-and-a-half minute synth-led jam at a fairly slow tempo, and it’s far from the only song on this album that slows it down. “North East South West” is a jangly acoustic rocker. To wrap the album up, they’ve got “In A Body Like A Grave,” which is sort of the perfect middle ground of the catharsis of Celebration Rock and their newer aspirations. The whole album is very worth your time, and you can check it out below (via NPR).

Japandroids will be in NYC when their tour with Craig Finn hits Terminal 5 on February 23. All dates are listed below.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Japandroids at Terminal 5 2/23.

Japandroids — 2017 Tour Dates
2/13 — Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre*
2/14 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue**
2/15 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
2/17 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Theatre* SOLD OUT
2/18 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Theatre*
2/20 – Boston, MA – Royale*
2/23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
2/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer* SOLD OUT
2/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
2/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club* SOLD OUT
2/28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
3/01 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
3/03 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse*
3/04 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn*
3/05 – St Louis, MO – The Ready Room*
3/07 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*
3/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre*
3/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre*
3/11 – San Diego, CA – Music Box*
3/13 – Santa Ana, CA -Observatory*
3/14 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore*
3/17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall*
3/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune*
3/20 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
4/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
4/19 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
4/20 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
4/22 – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater
4/23 -Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
4/24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
4/26 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
4/27 – Brussels, Belgium – The Rotonde / Botanique
4/28 – Birmingham, UK – o2 Institute Birmingham
4/30 – Glasgow, UK – The Garage
5/01 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
5/02 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
5/04 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
5/05 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
5/06 – London, UK – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
6/01-04 – Barcelona, SP – Primavera Sound
6/08-10 – Porto, PT – Primavera Sound
* with Craig Finn

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