Japandroids at Siren Music Festival (07/18/09)
Photos: Jon Klemm
Download: Japandroids – “Young Hearts Spark Fire”
The real secret at Siren Music Festival was a guitar-and-drum duo from Vancouver called Japandroids. Lead singer and guitarist Brian King had the look of a school boy and admitted he had never been on such a large stage before and that he’d do all he could do use the space. What he did was steal the entire day, flinging himself across the stage with reckless abandon, coaxing scratchy shards of feedback from his instrument. To add to the theatricality, King ran up next to drummer David Prowse several times, and each time, the two tried to outmatch each others’ intensity by playing harder and louder “” a competition King won easily. [MTV.com]
Like I mentioned before, Japandroids are in the midst of a massive tour which will bring them back to the Mercury Lounge on September 24 with the Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. Also, their debut album Post-Nothing is being re-released on CD and 180-gram vinyl via Polyvinyl Records on August 4.
More pictures of Japandroids from the Siren Music Festival after the jump.