Japandroids Perform "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life" On Colbert


New Album Out Now, Tour Beginning This Month

Japandroids third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, is finally out today! 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 album delivers.

The band performed their song, "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night. The single also charted at #37 on the American Alternative Radio Chart the week

Praise for Near To The Wild Heart Of Life:

"with guitars soaring and grooves accelerating, the words feel undeniable, and you know that when you hear 'em in a club - or theater, or arena - you'll be bouncing off the walls, shouting every word." - Rolling Stone "****"

"If Celebration Rock was two guys' way of romanticizing the messiness of a dramatic past - real and rediscovered - then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is its natural sequel, re-envisioning youth as a passageway to a new and better place." - NPR

"Japandroids has become something of a unicorn in today's landscape ... a vibrant, self-sufficient guitar-led band that keeps growing its audience without making sacrifices, aesthetic or otherwise." 
- New York Times

"With their third, the Vancouver duo sounds positively born to runNear to the Wild Heart of Life marks a huge leap forward in studio craft, stylistic diversity, and lyrical scope as it crosses the gap between punk and classic rock like the Clash's London Calling or Green Day's American Idiot." 
- Entertainment Weekly "A-"

"...one of the best pure rock 'n' roll albums of the decade." The Ringer
"The high point comes on "Arc of Bar," a seven-and-a-half minute epic built over a guitar loop that recalls a sputtering Tesla coil and a drum part that sounds like it could crack the foundation of any concert venue."- The Atlantic

"From the first track of Wild Heart, it's clear that Japandroids' world has expanded beyond one another ... The result remains thrilling, but it's a different kind of excitement -- with lower peaks but a wider base" - Billboard

"For all the descriptive language they use, descriptive language can't really adequately evoke how much beautiful, blown-out noise is produced by these two people, how much better they are at this than dozens of bands who've tried. " - SPIN

"Japandroids' new album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, is bigger in every way than Celebration Rock. It's a clear attempt from Japandroids to reach new levels, and to do things they've never done before. Their distorted-guitar/drums/vocals formula isn't gone, but now they added in bass, acoustic guitars, synthesizers, and slower tempos on a handful of songs. Celebration Rock may have been a breakthrough, but this aims to be an even bigger one." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Near to the Wild Heart of Life's mood proceeds down a road more tender than the band has most famously traversed."- Esquire

"...though Near To The Wild Heart Of Life remains a Japandroids album...The band has expanded its sound while hewing close to what it does best." - AV Club "A-"

"Was Near worth the wait? Woah yeah." - Wired

"Four and a half years after making the best rock record of the decade, Japandroids feel finally secure enough to write autobiography. It's the best thing they could've possibly done." - Noisey

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, SF, and Los Angeles. They've also just announced a show in Austin on February 7th at the Mohawk Inside, with all proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood.

Check www.Japandroids.com for all ticket information.

Japandroids on tour:
2/7 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Inside
2/8 - Austin, TX - Waterloo Records (in-store performance)
2/13 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre*
2/14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
2/15 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre* SOLD OUT
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* SOLD OUT
3/11 - San Diego, CA - Music Box*
3/13 - Santa Ana, CA -Observatory*
3/14 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore*
3/15 - 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
6/03 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
6/04 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
6/10 - Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound
* with Craig Finn