“”This is a pummeling piece of anthemic guitar rock with thick, noisy chords and heavy-hitting drums that only gain momentum. It’s a rapturous head-banger, requiring only one, oft-repeated hook of clearheaded subversiveness: “And if they try to slow you down/ Tell them all, to go to hell”” – Pitchfork

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Vancouver duo Japandroids long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut, Post-Nothing, will see its release this summer. Celebration Rock will be available June 5th on Polyvinyl Record Co. On May 15th, Brian King (vocals, guitar) and Dave Prowse (vocals, drums) will release the first single off the record, “The House That Heaven Built” as the 4th installment of their 7” series, which also features a B-Side cover of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ “Jack The Ripper”. Listen to the track at

King recently talked to Pitchfork about recording the album, which was created in Vancouver at The Hive with engineer Jesse Gander, who they had previously worked with on Post-Nothing:

“On a lot of this new record, we actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs,” says King. “Dave and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show.”

Read the full Pitchfork story here:

Celebration Rock, featuring eight new tracks, will be available on CD/LP/Digital.   There is also a limited edition of 1,000 on 180-gram red vinyl available for pre-order at: HYPERLINK “”

Starting mid-May, Japandroids will head out on what will be a long road of touring.