New releases // Jan 27, 2017

Japandroids

Near to the Wild Heart of Life

  • Coke bottle clear vinyl limited to 1,000 copies.
  • Polyvinyl exclusive gray and black marble vinyl limited to 1,000 copies.
  • White vinyl limited to 2,000 copies.
RELEASE DATE // Jan 27, 2017
12" Album / Anti Records / Polyvinyl / Alternative rock
Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, "True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will", was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).

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.

- via Polyvinyl
Tracklist: 1. Near to the Wild Heart of Life
2. North East South West
3. True Love and a Free Life of Free Will
4. I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
5. Arc of Bar
6. Midnight to Morning
7. No Known Drink or Drug
8. In a Body Like a Grave

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