Fresh Track: Japandroids “The House that Heaven Built”
Japandroids have always found a way to stay in the picture with me. Fast and aggressive, their 2009 release Post-Nothing was a brilliant introduction that gained my attention. When No Singles (compilation of EPs Lullaby Death James and All Lies) came out the year I grew confident that these guys were not just a one and done. Much to my satisfaction, the guys from Japandroids have offered fans their first single from their next full length, Celebration Rock, due out on June 15.
“The House That Heaven Built” is what listeners have come to expect from the Japandroids. Fast guitar, heavy drums, and aggressive vocals help assure me that there will not be tremendous change with their formula on this record…which is a good thing. This song is meant to be played with the volume maxed out. If this track is any indication of ferociousness that we should come to expect with this album, then expect a sore neck come June. Until then, use “The House That Heaven Built” to satisfy your garage rock needs.
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Written by Brett McGrath