No Singles

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No Singles
Compilation album by Japandroids
Released 11 May 2010 (2010-05-11)
Recorded 2006-2007
Victoria, Canada
Genre Garage rock, noise rock
Length 40:05
Label Polyvinyl Record Co.
Producer Japandroids
Japandroids chronology
Post-Nothing
(2009)
No Singles
(2010)
Celebration Rock
(2012)

No Singles is a compilation album by Canadian rock duo Japandroids.

Release[edit]

No Singles is a compilation album consisting of Japandroids' first two EPs: Lullaby Death Jams (2008) and All Lies (2007). It was released by Polyvinyl Record Co. on May 11, 2010. The compilation represents all of Japandroids' recorded material prior to the release of their debut album, 2009's Post-Nothing.

Both EPs were originally self-released by the band, and had previously been out of print. Each one was remastered by John Golden for this release. A booklet included with No Singles details Japandroids’ early history, with rare photos, show fliers, etc.[1] The band has stated that the re-release of their earliest material in 2010 was strictly designed to appease fans desire for more music, as they would not be able to record a 2nd album until 2011 due to an extensive touring schedule.

The title of "Darkness on the Edge of Gastown" is a dual reference to Bruce Springsteen's 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town album and the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver.

Track listing[edit]

CD/LP edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Darkness on the Edge of Gastown"   Japandroids, King 4:14
2. "No Allegiance to the Queen"   Japandroids, King 4:36
3. "Sexual Aerosol"   Japandroids, King 3:59
4. "Lovers/Strangers"   Japandroids, King, Prowse 1:46
5. "Lucifer's Symphony"   Japandroids, King 6:53
6. "Couture Suicide"   Japandroids, King 4:41
7. "Avant Sleepwalk"   Japandroids, King, Prowse 2:37
8. "Coma Complacency"   Japandroids, King, Prowse 3:05
9. "To Hell With Good Intentions" (Mclusky cover) Falkous, Chapple, Harding 3:27
10. "Press Corps"   Japandroids, King 5:15

Personnel[edit]

Japandroids
  • Brian King – guitar, lead vocals
  • David Prowse - drums, backup vocals
Technical personnel
  • Matt Skillings - Engineer
  • Thomas Shields - Engineer

Original EPs[edit]

Year EP Details Track listing
2008 Lullaby Death Jams
  • Label: Self-released
  • Recorded: 24–25 June 2007
  • Released: 1 January 2008
  • Formats: CD
  • Copies: 500
  1. "Darkness on the Edge of Gastown" - 4:14
  2. "No Allegiance to the Queen" - 4:36
  3. "Sexual Aerosol" - 3:59
  4. "Lovers/Strangers" - 1:46
  5. "Lucifer's Symphony" - 6:53
2007 All Lies
  • Label: Self-released
  • Recorded: 26–27 November 2006
  • Released: 1 May 2007
  • Formats: CD
  • Copies: 500
  1. "Couture Suicide" - 4:41
  2. "Avant Sleepwalk" - 2:37
  3. "Coma Complacency" - 3:05
  4. "To Hell With Good Intentions" (Mclusky) - 3:27
  5. "Press Corps" - 5:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lymangrover, Jason "Album Review: Post-Nothing", Allmusic, August 14, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.