Japandroids’ “The House That Heaven Built” is #5 on our Top Tracks of 2012.



Japandroids at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Photo by Erez Avissar— more here. 

Japandroids at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Photo by Erez Avissar— more here



Watch Japandroids play Pitchfork Music Festival at this very moment courtesy of our live stream, powered by iConcerts.

Watch Japandroids play Pitchfork Music Festival at this very moment courtesy of our live stream, powered by iConcerts.






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Japandroids - “The House That Heaven Built” (From Celebration Rock, 2012) - Everything about this.



Japandroids at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Video portrait by Erik Sanchez— more here. 

Japandroids at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Video portrait by Erik Sanchez— more here



Japandroids at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Photo by Joseph Mohan. 

Japandroids at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Photo by Joseph Mohan. 



Japandroids at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival. Photo by Charlotte Zoller. 



"There’s a difference between people who are born with that special thing and people who love the people who are born with that special thing so much that they want to try their best to get as close as they can to it. I don’t consider myself to be a very creative person. We have to work really, really hard to write a song we think is good. If you lock Jack White in a room with an acoustic guitar, he’s gonna come up with something great. If you don’t have that gift, you have to grind away— that’s more what our band does. The Replacements seem like a band where no one was born particularly great. They were just along for the ride and kind of accidentally came out with something incredibly powerful."

Japandroids frontman Brian King in our latest feature interview




"The House That Heaven Built" is the take-no-prisoners first single from Japandroids’ upcoming sophomore LP, Celebration Rock.



Japandroids at the Pitchfork Day Party in Austin. Photo by Will Deitz. 

Japandroids at the Pitchfork Day Party in Austin. Photo by Will Deitz



Japandroids’ Brian King chats about his band’s forthcoming album, Celebration Rock, which is coming out in June. Photo by Maoya Bassiouni.

Japandroids’ Brian King chats about his band’s forthcoming album, Celebration Rock, which is coming out in June. Photo by Maoya Bassiouni.