HEAR WHAT’S NEW: Japandroids – North East South West

HEAR WHAT’S NEW: Japandroids – North East South West

If you’re even a little on board with this type of music, your heart will be fully invested by the second verse in second song “North, East, South West,” where King sings, “Hot and heavy when I hit the hay / in N-O-L-A, USA,” the band chanting each letter like cheerleaders heading a rally. Their insistence in making this kind of music carries no trace of self-consciousness, or self-deprecation. -SPIN