ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE”
OUT JANUARY 27TH ON ANTI-
LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE “NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE”
After playing the last of their 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Celebration Rock, Japandroids took a much needed break to rest and recover after their last show in November of 2013. The band would not play again for three years. This month, they made their triumphant return to the stage, playing intimate shows in Vancouver, LA, Toronto, London and NYC, in which they treated fans to their favorites from Celebration Rock and Post-Nothing, and previewed a handful of new, unreleased songs. And today, the band has announced their much anticipated third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life , out worldwide on Anti- this January 27, 2017. Pre-order the album now at
Japandroids also shared the first single, “Near To The Wild Heart Of Life,” with Sirius XMU this
morning. A special edition 7” also be available featuring a b-side cover of Talking Heads’ “Love→ Building on Fire” with purchase of pre-order.
Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock , the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album: Raw Power by The Stooges, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, Marquee Moon by Television, IV by Led Zeppelin, Horses by Patti Smith, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, Remain In Light by Talking Heads, Master Of Puppets by Metallica, etc.
Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock , the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life , side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue.
Near to the Wild Heart of Life
01 Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
02 North East South West
03 True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
04 I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
05 Arc Of bar
06 Midnight To Morning
07 No Known Drink Or Drug
08 In A Body Like A Grave