Sunday, March 15, 2009

Song of the Week: Japandroids

This song snuck up on me. I first heard it as part of KEXP’s Song of the Day series, and didn’t think that much of it. Then gave it another try after Pitchfork gave it a 9 rating in its new Track Reviews section (which, by the way, is great). And it’s that lyric — “we used to dream / now we worry about dying” — that truly elevates “Young Hearts Spark Fire” (from neo-punk Vancouver-based shouters Japandroids). And I’d have to agree: I don’t want to worry about dying, I just want to worry about those sunshine girls. Oh yeah, oh yeah.

Japandroids: Young Hearts Spark Fire (from Post-Nothing, out April 28)
(mp3) (myspace)

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