Japandroids is just such a great band name. Yeah, it’s clever and futuristic and all, but more importantly it’s fun to say. Japandroids. Japandroids. Say it in a weird accent. Still great. But a great name does not a great band make. You also need a quality sound. Props to the Canadian rockers for having an energetic, fun sound to back the name. Check out the perfectly unkempt new single, “The House That Heaven Built,” off their upcoming LP Celebration Rock, due out June 5th.

Also, tour dates.

05-17 Cardiff, Wales — Clwb Ifor Bach
05-18 Brighton, England — Green Door Store
05-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso (London Calling Festival)
05-21 Brighton, England — Cooler
05-22 London, England — CAMP (Basement)
05-23 Manchester, England — Soup Kitchen
05-24 Glasgow, Scotland — King Tut’s
05-25 Leeds, England — Cockpit 2
05-26 Nottingham, England — Bodega
05-31 Barcelona, Spain — Parc del Forum (Primavera Sound Festival)

06-11 Seattle, WA — Neumos
06-12 Portland, OR — Doug Fir
06-14 San Francisco, CA — The Independent
06-15 Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex
06-16 San Diego, CA — Casbah
06-19 Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
06-21 Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
06-22 Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
06-23 Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
06-25 Montreal, QC — La Sala Rossa
06-26 Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
06-27 New York City, NY — Bowery Ballroom
06-29 Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s
06-30 Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel
07-03 Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry
07-07 Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret

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