Japandroids discography

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Japandroids discography
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Japandroids in concert at the Hillside Festival in 2010
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 8

The discography of Japandroids, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based rock duo, consists of two studio albums, two extended plays (EP), and four 7" singles.

After self-releasing two EPs, Japandroids signed to independent Canadian label Unfamiliar Records. Their debut album, Post-Nothing was released in Canada on April 28, 2009, originally on vinyl only (Unfamiliar had offered to press Post-Nothing on either CD or LP, but not both, with the band opting for an LP release). Japandroids were subsequently signed to Polyvinyl Record Co. in June 2009.[1] Post-Nothing was released worldwide on August 4, 2009 to widespread critical acclaim, especially in Canada where Exclaim! named it the second best album of 2009.[2] It was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize[3] as well as nominated for the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year.[4] The album was also well-received internationally, appearing on many year-end lists including Pitchfork Media (#15),[5] SPIN (#16),[6] NME (#39),[7] The A.V. Club (#25),[8] Pop Matters (#35),[9] Stereogum (#21), and reached #22 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[10] Initially, the duo desired to include several more tracks on the album, but were unable due to insufficient funds.[11] A few of the un-included tracks that the duo had written for the album were later recorded and released in 2010 as series of limited edition 7" singles. The same year, Japandroids re-released their first two EPs as a compilation titled No Singles.

On March 26, 2012, Japandroids announced that their second album Celebration Rock would be released by Polyvinyl Record Co. on June 5, 2012.[12][13] Additionally, they announced that a limited edition 7" of the album's first single "The House That Heaven Built" would be released on May 15, 2012.[14]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[15]
GER
[16]
UK
Indie

[17]
US
[15]
US
Heat

[18]
US
Indie

[19]
Post-Nothing 22
Celebration Rock 38 37 7
Near to the Wild Heart of Life 49 73 25 76 7
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Heat[18]
No Singles 33
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Comments
All Lies
  • Independently released and limited to 500 copies.
  • Re-released as part of No Singles compilation.
Lullaby Death Jams
  • Label: Self-released
  • Released: January 2008
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
CAN
Rock

[20]
MEX
Air.

[21]
US
Sales

[22]
2009 "Young Hearts Spark Fire" Post-Nothing
"Wet Hair"
2010 "Art Czars" Non-album single
"Younger Us" 23 Celebration Rock
"Heavenward Grand Prix" Non-album single
2012 "The House That Heaven Built" 44 22 Celebration Rock
"The Nights of Wine and Roses" 33 38
2017 "Near to the Wild Heart of Life" 14 43 1 Near to the Wild Heart of Life
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2012 "The House That Heaven Built" Jim Larson

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Polyvinyl Record Co. "Japandroids Join Polyvinyl Family", Polyvinyl Record Co., June 5, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Gormely, Ian "Pop Rocks: Year In Review 2009", Exclaim!, December 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  3. ^ Polaris Music Prize "Polaris Music Prize: 2009 Nominees", Polaris Music Prize, April 27, 2009, accessed November 10, 2010.
  4. ^ Juno Awards "Juno Awards: 2010 Nominees", 2010 Juno Awards, March 3, 2010, accessed November 10, 2010.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc "Staff Lists: Top 50 Albums of 2009", Pitchfork Media, December 17, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  6. ^ Marchese, David "The 40 Best Albums of 2009", SPIN, December 7, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  7. ^ Edwards, Tom "The 50 Best Albums of 2009", NME, December 9, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  8. ^ Ryan, Kyle "The Top 25 Albums of 2009", The A.V. Club, December 9, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  9. ^ Fortune, Drew "The Best 60 Albums of 2009", Pop Matters, December 18, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  10. ^ Billboard "Billboard Heatseekers Chart History", Billboard, August 22, 2009 accessed November 10, 2010.
  11. ^ Tedder, Michael "Q&A: Japandroids' Brian King", The Village Voice, October 26, 2010 accessed November 10, 2010.
  12. ^ Dombal, Ryan "Japandroids Talk New Album", Pitchfork Media, March 9, 2012 accessed March 31, 2012.
  13. ^ Polyvinyl Record Co. "Japandroids - Celebration Rock", Polyvinyl Record Co., March 26, 2012 accessed March 31, 2012.
  14. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry "Japandroids Share New Song, Tour Dates", Pitchfork Media, March 26, 2012 accessed March 31, 2012.
  15. ^ a b "Japandroids - Billboard". 
  16. ^ "Japandroids German Charts". germancharts.de. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  17. ^ Peaks on UK Independent Albums:
  18. ^ a b "Japandroids - Billboard Heatseekers". 
  19. ^ "Japandroids - Billboard Independent". 
  20. ^ "Canada Rock billboard.biz". Billboard.biz. 
  21. ^ "Mexico Ingles Airplay billboard.biz". Billboard.biz. 
  22. ^ "Hot Singles Sales billboard.biz". Billboard.biz.