Sweaty shows. Thrashing fans. Grilling meats whilst shirtless. Drinking Jameson from the bottle. Yes, life for Japandroids is pretty much as I expected.
The new video for “The House That Heaven Built” will do nothing to dissuade our youth from chasing rock glory. Japandroids’ music is all about capturing the moment – remember saying things like we’ll sleep when we’re dead? – and this clip (directed by Jim Larson) does just that, following Brian King and Dave Prowse on the road. It’s all a blur, one big fucking party.
For a band that seems to be riding a Hold Steady-like ascent, this is the video that one of the year’s best deserves – all epic and slow motion (everything is better in slow motion). But as the Vancouver duo embarks on four straight months of touring – FOUR MONTHS! – you have to wonder if the party will ever end.