While revived Vancouver rock duo Japandroids teased their Near to the Wild Heart of Life early this week, they are now fully pulling back the curtain on the new album.
Marking the band's first studio album since 2012's Celebration Rock and third overall, Near to the Wild Heart of Life will arrive on January 27 via Anti in the U.S. and Arts & Crafts in Canada.
For a taste of what's in store, the band have revealed its first single, which is the title track "Near to the Wild Heart of Life." You can hear that below.
The track will also come as a special 7-inch, which includes a cover of Talking Heads' "Love → Building on Fire" on the B-side. That release is available with album pre-orders, which are now live here.
That's LP's cover art above and the tracklist below.
Near to the Wild Heart of Life was recorded mostly with Jesse Gander — who had previously recorded both Japandroids' Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock — at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver. Damian Taylor, however, recorded the album track "True Love and a Free Life of Free Will" at Golden Ratio in Montreal. The entire record was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY.
Near to the Wild Heart of Life:
1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
2. North East South West
3. True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
4. I'm Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
5. Arc Of Bar
6. Midnight To Morning
7. No Known Drink Or Drug
8. In A Body Like A Grave