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LP of the month: Japandroids “Celebration Rock”

The second full-length record, Celebration Rock, from Vancouver’s Japandroids is our LP of the month for June.  We loved Post Nothing and the No Singles collection, and Celebration Rock is the perfect follow up.  Dave and Brian (drums/guitar) have been through Oxford a couple of times once performing at the old Blind Pig location and then later at Proud Larry’s.  Both shows were rock in it’s purest form–full of sweaty fist pumping.  We hope they come back through town for this release, but for now we have this excellent record.  Celebration Rock is a mere 35 minutes of loud and fast tunes that will make you wanna drink some beers, get sloppy,  scream the words, and keep flipping the record over for replays.  The record is pressed on white vinyl and packaged in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with a full-size booklet featuring amazing black and white photos of the band performing live at various locations.  The records layout remains true to the Japandroids aesthetic.  For fans of Post Nothing, get ready.  This record rocks and we think it’s THE SUMMER RECORD.