Are Japandroids angsty? Or just awesome? Maybe they’ve got like a little angst, but it’s not like teen angst, it’s like post-teen angst – right? You know what I mean? Whatever – new track is out from those guys off their upcoming sophomore album Celebration Rock, the overdue follow-up to the excellent Post-Nothing.
“The House That Heaven Built” is – unless “the house that ‘x’ built” is at thing – a nod to the opening track off The Wrens‘ masterpiece Meadowlands, “The House That Guilt Built”. The difference between it and that song is primarily that Japandroids are still singing about hope and kicking ass – “and if they try to slow you down/tell em alllll, go to hell!” – whereas The Wrens are very sad and bitter and all. There’s like of shouting and chanting and rocking out, so yeah, sounds like most Japandroid songs. What can we expect of the next album? Hopefully a bunch of these, nothing wrong with making another album like the first, but then they might have to change things up.