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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Japandroids Share New Song "No Known Drink Or Drug"

NEW ALBUM NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE
OUT JANUARY 27TH ON ANTI-

TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

Japandroids third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, will be available at your local record store first on Vinyl Tuesday, January 24th, and everywhere else on January 27th via Anti- and today the band has shared another new track “No Known Drink or Drug”. Listen to the song HERE.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life has been named one of the most anticipated albums of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, New York Magazine’s Vulture, Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, AV Club and more! The band released their first single, the album’s title track, in late 2016, with Pitchfork calling it “a quintessential Japandroids song, anti-nostalgia that encourages you to figure out what you want out of life and how to make it happen this moment.” Listen to “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life” HERE (cleared to share/post)

A pre-order for the album is up now at www.japandroids.com, with the option to buy the special 7” edition of the title track single featuring a b-side cover of Talking Heads’ “Love → Building on Fire.”

Japandroids will set out on a headlining tour beginning on February 13th, which will find them playing their biggest show to date at NYC’s Terminal 5 on February 23rd, as well as multiple nights in Toronto, Philadelphia, DC and Los Angeles. See all tour dates below and check their website for additional dates.

Japandroids on tour:
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

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will, was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).

Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album: Raw Power by The Stooges, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, Marquee Moon by Television, IV by Led Zeppelin, Horses by Patti Smith, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, Remain In Light by Talking Heads, Master Of Puppets by Metallica, etc.

Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life Tracklisting:
01 Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
02 North East South West
03 True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
04 I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
05 Arc Of Bar
06 Midnight To Morning
07 No Known Drink Or Drug
08 In A Body Like A Grave

For bio, lyrics, cover art and press photos, click HERE

For more information, contact:
Dana Erickson
Grandstand Media
DanaE@grandstandhq.com

Japandroids' artist page

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