Japandroids leaves previous sound for disappointing new direction

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Japandroids Near to the Wild Heart of Life | Anti Records
Grade: C+

Guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse from Vancouver, British Columbia, blend their voices and the sounds of classic rock and indie punk to establish a band harboring a warmly familiar sound. The pair’s proximity to so many rock and roll greats and contemporaries — Green Day, Foo Fighters, maybe
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Japandroids fuse energy and emotion at the Independent

Japandroids, occupy the opposite end of the musical spectrum from Green and his classic soul. Whereas Green was in tune with the channels of love, Japandroids summon the triumph, anxiety and inhibitions of youth. The duo made up of Brian King and David Prowse, delighted a jam-packed crowd at the Independent last week.
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