It’s hard to be believe that after 2 (fantastic!) albums, this is Japandroid‘s first music video. But the Jim Larson-directed clip is exactly what you would come to expect from the Japandroids, with the duo playing shows, drinking beer, and hanging out.
I’ve seen Japandroids live a few times, and each time it was total madness. Loud, sweaty, crowded, perfect. That’s not always the easiest thing to capture on film, but video does a solid job of that. It doesn’t hurt that the song is “The House That Heaven Built,” one of the most anthemic, pump-your-fist-and-scream-along songs I’ve heard in years.
Check out the video below, then grab Celebration Rock on white vinyl. The release also comes with a 20-page booklet featuring some fantastic concert photos, meaning you can continue to live in the fantasy that you went on tour with Japandroids:
Watch for: David Prowse playing the drums so hard they start to fall over at 3:58
Quick rant: I love Japandroids, and I love this video. At the same time, I couldn’t help noticing how bro-centric this video was. It’s just dudes everywhere you look. That, combined with the disappointing finding that 88% of voters in Pitchfork’s Peoples List were dudes, is bumming me out. Which is not really to say that it’s the fault of Japandroids (or Pitchfork). But what ever happened to “Girls to the front“?