Japandroids

Celebration Rock is the perfect title for Japandroids' second album, a record of overwhelmingly noisy exuberance. The occasion for celebration may be that the Vancouver duo is even still together: Their 2009 debut Post-Nothing was supposed to be their last hurrah, but then it sparked in a big way, things kept moving, and Celebration Rock was made. It's an affirmation of Japandroids' existence. And that's a great thing: the bombast and bedlam of Japandroids' sound—the fresh spirit of their shouty melodies and forever-young mantras—make for definitive rock-and-roll. The video for "The House That Heaven Built" is an accurate portrait of a Japandroids show: sweaty hair, crowd-surfing, tongues lolling, fist-pumping. It's a scene that matches their go-for-broke lyrics, as on "Younger Us": "Remember saying things like 'We'll sleep when we're dead?'/And thinking this feeling was never gonna end?" With Bleached. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Thu., Nov. 15, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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