Post-Nothing (2009) The cacaphonous bursts of garage-rock fuzz on this young Vancouver duo's third album are the stuff of a thousand beer-soaked basement parties — shambolic, sweaty,… 2009-08-04 Japandroids Rock
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Post-Nothing (2009)

Japandroids | POST-MODERN Japandroids
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POST-MODERN Japandroids
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 04, 2009; Lead Performance: Japandroids; Genre: Rock

The cacaphonous bursts of garage-rock fuzz on this young Vancouver duo's third album are the stuff of a thousand beer-soaked basement parties — shambolic, sweaty, and happily unrefined. The title may claim Post-Nothing-ness, but the band's antecedents are clear: Early alt stars from Hüsker Dü to Mudhoney raise their hairy heads throughout, though Japandroids seem happier to summon a bashing racket than explore the possibility of real melodies. Still, when they howl on ''Young Hearts Spark Fire,'' ''You can keep tomorrow/After tonight, we're not going to need it,'' it sounds like a welcome invitation. B

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Originally posted Jul 29, 2009 Published in issue #1059 Aug 07, 2009 Order article reprints