Japandroids are a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting of Brian King and David Prowse. Formed in 2006, the band rose to prominence following the release of their debut album Post-Nothing, their second album, Celebration Rock, was released to widespread critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling it one of The 10 Coolest Summer Albums of All Time, Spin naming the duo Band of the Year. Japandroids toured in support of both albums, gaining notoriety for their live performances and extensive international concert tours. Between 2009 and 2013, the band performed 500 shows in 44 countries. Japandroids' music has been described as "one part classic rock, one part punk", due to their blending of classic rock influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, with punk rock influences such as the Replacements and Hüsker Dü. Japandroids was formed in 2006 by David Prowse; the two met in 2000 while attending the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, upon discovering a mutual interest in music, began attending live shows together in Victoria and Vancouver.
In 2003, Prowse moved to Vancouver. Eager to form their own band, King agreed to relocate to Vancouver following his graduation, doing so in 2005. Influenced by the raw and energetic recordings of The Sonics and Prowse began writing and recording music in 2006, hoping to emulate the same style. While they intended to find a third member to act as lead vocalist, they decided to forego having a specific lead singer and share vocal duties; the name Japandroids came from two other band name ideas: Japanese Scream and Pleasure Droids. They would spell it without vowels, as JPNDRDS. Frustrated by the lack of support for live music in Vancouver, as well as the difficulty of'breaking into' the local music scene and Prowse set up their own shows. Inspired by the do-it-yourself methods of bands like Fugazi, they would arrange for a venue or space to play, rent equipment and distribute flyers and posters, as well as arrange for their friends to help run the shows. Japandroids performed their first live show on December 30, 2006.
Over the next two years, they would perform in Vancouver, but managed only short, sporadic tours due to conflicts with King's geology studies. During this period, Japandroids self-released two EPs, 2007's All Lies, 2008's Lullaby Death Jams; each EP was limited to 500 copies, would be re-released as a compilation titled No Singles. Japandroids recorded their first full-length album, Post-Nothing in the summer of 2008, with the intention of self-releasing it in 2009. However, by the fall of 2008, King and Prowse had become convinced that the band was going nowhere, mutually decided to call it quits at the end of the year, it was agreed that their appearances at Pop Montreal in Montreal and CMJ Music Marathon in New York City would be their final live performances. It was agreed that they would self-release the album early in 2009, but would not promote it. By December 2008, King was attempting to assemble a new band. In January 2009, Japandroids signed to independent Canadian label Unfamiliar Records, who were eager to release the album, despite the band's reservations about continuing.
Frustrated by label interest only after they had decided to break-up, King and Prowse reluctantly agreed to continue Japandroids temporarily, began performing live again. In March 2009, taste-making website Pitchfork awarded the song "Young Hearts Spark Fire" a'Best New Track' designation exposing the band to a large audience outside of Canada, their debut album, Post-Nothing was released in Canada in April 2009 on vinyl only. Pitchfork championed the album, awarding it a'Best New Music' designation, praising its rawness and reckless abandon. Japandroids were subsequently signed to Polyvinyl Record Co. in June 2009. Post-Nothing was released worldwide in August 2009 to widespread critical acclaim in Canada where Exclaim! named it the second best album of 2009. It was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize as well as nominated for the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year; the album was well-received internationally, appearing on many year-end lists including Pitchfork, Spin, NME, The A.
V. Club, Pop Matters and reached No. 22 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Japandroids toured extensively to promote the album, earning praise for their energetic live performances; the Post-Nothing Tour consisted of 9 individual legs, included over 200 shows in more than 20 countries. While headlining their own shows, Japandroids toured supporting acts such as A Place To Bury Strangers and Health in Europe, The Walkmen in North America; the Post-Nothing Tour was scheduled to begin on April 23, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta. After performing one show, Japandroids were forced to postpone and reschedule the remainder of their first full-scale North American tour due to a health emergency. On the morning of April 24, 2009, King was checked into Calgary's Foothills Medical Center to undergo emergency surgery for a life-threatening perforated ulcer. Touring resumed June 13, 2009 after King's recovery with a performance at Vancouver's Music Waste festival, continued uninterrupted through to the final show October 27, 2010 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Among the dates of the tour were numerous festival appearances in North America and Europe, including Pitchfork Music Festival, Sasquatch!, Osheaga Festival, Roskilde Festival, Primavera Sound. Initiall
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