Published Jun 04, 2012Vancouver fuzz rock duo Japandroids are set to release their much-anticipated sophomore album Celebration Rock on May 29 in Canada (June 5 in the U.S.), and you can give it a spin right now at Exclaim.ca.
The LP is due out on Polyvinyl and marks the follow-up to the pair's acclaimed full-length debut Post-Nothing. We've already heard the thunderous lead single "The House That Heaven Built," and with the rest of the album following suit, it becomes clear why they settled on the name Celebration Rock -- even if the duo had reservations about the title at first.
Brian King and Dave Prowse once again recorded Celebration Rock at Vancouver-area studio the Hive with Post-Nothing engineer Jesse Gander.
In a statement, King said, "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... Dave and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show."
Seems like a good preparation method, as the duo will be hitting the road on a North American tour in June.
Also check out our recent interview with the band, in which they go into detail how the album title came to be, as well as their love of fireworks, which you'll notice start and end the record.
And of course, listen to Japandroids' sophomore effort Celebration Rock below.