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“Yell Like Hell to the Heavens”: Japandroids, Summer, and the Struggle for Vitality

Japandroids, loving with a legendary fire. Pic from the Dallas Observer. Japandroids’ forthcoming album┬áCelebration Rock opens and closes with the crackle of fireworks. This feels appropriate. The record is a screaming meditation on vitality. Its punk rock riffs and killer … Continue reading

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In Which an Aging Pop-Punk Outfit Inspires Reflections on Nostalgia

Blink-182, then and now. It wasn’t until “Grantland’s Rough Guide to Parties in Movies” inspired a not-atypical bout of Wikipedia-ing this afternoon (Can’t Hardly Wait –> Blink-182 –>Neighborhoods [Blink-182 album]) that I realized that the favorite band of my 15-year-old … Continue reading

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