Music Hall of Williamsburg
Japandroids

Governors Ball After Party

Japandroids

Crocodiles

Fri, June 7, 2013

Doors: 11:00 pm / Show: 11:30 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$25

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This event is 18 and over

Japandroids
Japandroids
Japandroids (JPNDRDS) is a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This ‘band’ started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intending to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a ‘lead singer’ and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids are 1 guitar, 1 set of drums, and 2 vocalizers. They call it garage rock. They don’t care what you call it, as long as it’s not minimal. Japandroids are maximal – a two piece band trying to sound like a five piece band.

Building on the buzz of 2008’s Lullaby Death Jams and 2007’s All Lies, Japandroids’ debut full-length, Post-Nothing, was released in 2009 and immediately began garnering critical acclaim. Four months later, the record was named on numerous year-end lists—earning best-of-2009 honors from Pitchfork, Spin, Stereogum, NME, Exclaim and many, many more.

Tired of being forced to pick a label for their music, Brian (guitar) and Dave (drums) decided that their sound was simply “post-nothing.” The album’s nine gems confirm this: running the gauntlet of rock ‘n roll sub-genres to the point that the boys are ripping off too many different bands to sound like any other duo making music right now.

In 2010, finding it difficult to record a full album while in the midst of a heavy touring schedule behind Post-Nothing, Japandroids devised a 7” series as a way to give something back to its fans.

Recorded during the duo’s brief period of time off between tours, each two-song 7” in the five-part series (to be released throughout the year) will include an A-side of previously unreleased material written during the Post-Nothing sessions and a cover B-side.

2010 will also see the re-release of Japandroids’ two pre-Post-Nothing EPs - Lullaby Death Jams and All Lies - compiled together as No Singles . The EPs have been out of print ever since the original pressings (500 copies each on CD-R) quickly sold out.

Gaining just as much positive press for its amazing live shows, Japandroids have already played more than 200 concerts across North America and Europe.

Supporting Japandroids gets you into heaven—no questions asked.
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
Crocodiles have always traveled their own particular road of excess; playing, recording, dreaming and scheming in various far-flung corners of the globe. For their fifth album, Boys, the boys decamped to Mexico City where producer Martin Thulin captured this latest psych-pop masterpiece. Trashy in some places and beautiful in others, this colorful album sees the band revisiting many of the sonic Crocodilian themes that have earned them worldwide acclaim while also cooking with many new flavors. Take the salsa-punk of tracks like Crybaby Demon or Kool TV; noisy guitars mesh with Latin rhythms to create a new sound that can only be described as “muy chingón!”. On songs such as "The Boy Is A Tramp", "Don’t Look Up" and "Blue" the band create beautifully lush soundscapes that are sure to seduce the listener. "Foolin’ Around" is a bonkers car crash of influences, something the punks can do The Hustle to. Crocodiles’ bizarro-pop craftsmanship shines brightly on "Peroxide Hearts", "Transylvania" and "Hard". The charmingly aggressive Do "The Void" will hit you, but they promise it will feel like a kiss. Boys is an album for boys and for girls and for boy-girls and mutants, back-alley poets, thieves, space cadets and alien babes, righteous tricksters, sonic deviants, and everything in between. But most of all, Boys is an album for you.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/