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Yo, Japandroids, Where You at, Dawgs?

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!

Three years ago, Canadian duo Japandroids released their triumphant sophomore outing Celebration Rock, an album that quickly became a critical darling, earning an 8.8 on Pitchfork as "Best New Music" and launched the band's engrossing, understandably celebratory career. And with good reason. It is so… friggin'... SWEET! Oh baby! Have you ever listened to it? Like, reeeeally listened to it? Dude, you gotta. You GOTTA.

But as good as Celebration Rock was, it leads us to ask a very crucial question: Yo, Japandroids, where you at with the new music, dawgs??? From what we hear, you may be working on a new record. That true? Well, just a reminder, Celebration Rock is the shit. Just make this record again. In case you need a refresher as to why it rocks so hard...

1. "The Nights of Wine and Roses"

First off, it starts off with fireworks, which is so sweet. Because it's "celebration rock." Get it? Fireworks are so awesome which is probly why they put 'em on there—because Japandroids are awesome and fireworks are awesome. Does anything make you want to ROCK more than the sound of some shit blowing up? Holy shit let's sing along!

2. "Fire's Highway"

Dude, listen to that opening riff. That is America right there. "A northern soul in southern lands will always find his way to southern hands?" That is America right there. There's nothing more American than ripping down a highway doing 80 because OH OH OH OH OH OH HEARTS FROM HELL COLLIDE ON FIRE'S HIGHWAY TONIGHT. DAMN DUDE THIS SHIT FUCKING RIPS AMERICA FUCKING RULES. GBA.

3. "Evil's Sway"

This song rocks for a bunch of reasons but most of all because there's a part where you can scream "OH YEAH!" which is a sweet thing to scream but then right after it, you can scream "ALL RIGHT!" which is almost, if not MORE, of a sweet thing to scream. Then after that, you gotta mumble through some other words but then you get to go right back to screaming it again!

4. "For the Love of Ivy"

Yo but this song is also super tight because, like, even though it's the song on the album that you can't really sing along to because the lyrics are kind of hard to hear you can still TOTALLY SING ALONG TO IT BECAUSE WHO GIVES A SHIT THIS SHIT JUST ROCKS SO HARD. It's also about sex, which is awesome B-)

5. "Adrenaline Nightshift"

Fuck, dude. Fuck.

6. "Younger Us"

Oh man, and then, bro, this song. "Remember when we had them all on the run / And the night we saw the midnight sun / Remember saying things like we'll sleep when we're dead / And thinking this feeling was never going to end." Holy shit dude. You ever think about that? Yo, some of the best memories I have are just chillin' with my bros with some brews on the back of my friend Mark's pick-up truck, talking about what life we could have. Bottom line: This song just crushes.

7. "The House That Heaven Built"

When the soul of the city was laid to rest
And the night forgotten and left for dead

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!

I happened at a house built of living light
Where everything evil disappears and dies

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!

When they love you and they will AND THEY WIIIIILLLLLLL
Tell them all they'll love in my shadow
And if they try to slow you down SLOW YOU DOOOOWWWWWN
Tell them all to go to hell

I settled in slowly to this house that you call home
To blood and breath, fair flesh and bone

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!

Blush of our bodies in the heat of the night
All day, the day after, reddened the skies

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!

When they love you and they will AND THEY WIIIIILLLLLLL
Tell them all they'll love in my shadow
And if they try to slow you down SLOW YOU DOOOOWWWWWN
Tell them all to go to hell

It's a lifeless life with no fixed address to give
But you're not mine to die for anymore, so I must live
Born of a bottle from heaven's hand
And now you know, and here I AAAAAAAAM

OH OH OH OH OH OH OH!

When they love you and they will AND THEY WIIIIILLLLLLL
Tell them all they'll love in my shadow
And if they try to slow you down SLOW YOU DOOOOWWWWWN
Tell them all to go to hell

When they love you and they will AND THEY WIIIIILLLLLLL
Tell them all they'll love in my shadow
And if they try to slow me down SLOW YOU DOOOOWWWWWN
I'll tell them all to go to hell

8. "Continuous Thunder"

Yo, get this shit. Remember how the album starts off with fireworks, right? Well check this shit out: It ends on 'em too! Hell yes! The whole album was just one big fireworks sandwich, baby! JAPANDROIDS FOREVER.