“Let’s make this one a little more cruising down the highway, and a little less doing crystal meth on New Year’s…”
Feel that? That’s your heart that’s telling your brain to make a serious life choice and run away from the real world for a job that allows you to embrace your creative self, a relationship that isn’t with a soul sucking sociopath, and a house you can afford but that still has a hammock. Your brain, on the other hand, is screaming just do whateverthehell will pay your damn electric bill and stop bitching – so you are – and your conscience is screaming “you’re messing every single thing up more than you ever could possibly know right now….”
Your body is tired because all your vital organs struggling against each other are killing you slowly, when the whiskey and camel lights aren’t. You hate your boyfriend and you hate your job and you’re…fuck. You’re insane. Welcome to the club, have a T-shirt, a shot, and a seat. We have a cure.
The anthem writers behind many a thunderous twenty-something’s-summer are coming to Emo’s so place a pause on your planned night of wine and roses and yell like hell to the heavens, because this Friday night’s show falls under the nights we live for category.
After last summer’s release and frequent playtime of their latest album, Celebration Rock, the gentlemen in Japandroids successfully managed to capture the angst and torment of being a life beaten, mildly jaded, quarter-life aged human without smearing their *feelings* all over the place. As Pitchfork succinctly managed to describe, Celebration Rock is …”the triumphant relationship with the ego, and the desperate focus on proving you exist.”—
The Vancouver based two piece started in 2006 and in attempts to forego the ever present and intolerably obnoxious “lead singer front man star of the show” battles, Brian King and David Prowse decided to figure out a way to make a two man show sound like a five piece band.
And do they ever succeed. Covering all the big topics – sexual frustration, friendship, vapid living, rooming with your holy hell devil of an ex, and an embarrassing dependence on cigarettes, there’s an appropriately matched song for the issues everyone is going through – they’re just saying it….loudly.
You may have caught the ‘droids at their Fun Fun Fun Fest Black Stage set. If not, you missed a lot of dirt in the face, a lot of noise, and a lot of fans doing exactly what the band member’s themselves tried to duplicate by crashing screams in the studio.
“We actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs,” King said in an interview. “Dave and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience of our own show.”
If your voice doesn’t want to miss another chance to scream about a younger you, be sure and get to Emo’s this Friday night for the most perfect summer kick-off show that we can imagine. Opening the show is the Brooklyn band, A Place to Bury Strangers. With their own impressive resume and a sound that “is safer than chemicals but gives you the same high…” you’re looking at a night of solid sweat and sound. We’ll scream ya there.
Tickets - Doors at 9pm
– Rachel Daily