JAPANDROIDS "Near to the Wild Heart of Life"
January 27, 2017
Indie Rock, garage rock
Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia
1.Near To The Wild Heart Of Life 04:57
2.North East South West 04:20
3.True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will 04:26
4.I'm Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner) 02:28
5.Arc Of Bar 07:25
6.Midnight To Morning 04:44
7.No Known Drink Or Drug 03:11
8.In A Body Like A Grave 05:14
After playing the last of their 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Celebration Rock, Japandroids took a much needed break to rest and recover after their last show in November of 2013. The band would not play again for three years. This month, they made their triumphant return to the stage, playing intimate shows in Vancouver, LA, Toronto, London and NYC, in which they treated fans to their favorites from Celebration Rock and Post-Nothing, and previewed a handful of new, unreleased songs. Now, the band has announced their much anticipated third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, out worldwide on Anti- this January 27, 2017.
Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will, was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).
Rolling Stone -
Even when they were screaming Vancouver scrappers recording songs like "Darkness at the Edge of Gastown," you knew there was a classic rock act at the punk heart of Japandroids. On their third LP, that band is out of the closet.
For the most part, Near to the Wild Heart of Life sticks to the Japandroids M.O., but the end results are less enticing.
Under The Radar -
You already know if you want a Japandroids' album-once again, they've provided a 30-minute blast of hopeful, soaring rock. There are some differences on this album (better lyrics, different instruments, and better mixing), but perhaps the biggest difference is a world in which a blast of hope is more needed than ever.
JAPANDROIDS "Near to the Wild Heart of Life" stream, слухати
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