Japandroids discography

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Japandroids discography
Japandroids.jpg
Japandroids in concert at the Hillside Festival in 2010
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 4

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]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Details Comments
2009 Post-Nothing
2012 Celebration Rock

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Details Comments
2010 No Singles

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP Details Comments
2007 All Lies
  • Independently released and limited to 500 copies.
  • Re-released as part of No Singles compilation.
2008 Lullaby Death Jams
  • Independently released and limited to 500 copies.
  • Re-released as part of No Singles compilation.

Singles[edit]

Year A-side B-side Label Format Copies
2010 "Art Czars"
(Japandroids)
"Racer-X"
(Big Black)
Polyvinyl Record Co. 7" 2000
2010 "Younger Us"
(Japandroids)
"Sex and Dying in High Society"
(X)
Polyvinyl Record Co. 7" 2500
2010 "Heavenward Grand Prix"
(Japandroids)
"Shame"
(PJ Harvey)
Polyvinyl Record Co. 7" 2000
2012 "The House That Heaven Built"
(Japandroids)
"Jack The Ripper"
(Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Polyvinyl Record Co. 7" 2000
2013 "The Nights of Wine and Roses"
(Japandroids)
-
Polyvinyl Record Co.


Music Videos[edit]

  • "The House That Heaven Built" (2012)

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. ^ a b 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. ^ http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Charts/ALBUMS.html