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Article Contributed by Tom Joens | Published on Friday, July 6, 2018

Two-person bands can make a lot of noise.  Examples include Twenty One Pilots, the Black Keys, Black Pistol Fire, and Matt and Kim.  And the Japandroids, a Canadian two-man band who are one of the headliners of the Pitchfork Music Festiva on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:45 p.m.

Brian King on guitar and vocals, and David Prowse on drums and vocals, formed the Japandroids in 2006.  Their debut album, Post-Nothing, brought the band a great deal of attention, as did their extensive touring in support of their first full length release.  In 2010 the Japandroids released the album No Singles, which was made up of their first two EPs.

The Japandroids' second album of new material, Celebration Rock, was released in 2012 to commercial success and critical fanfare.  In fact, Spin Magazine named the Japandroids their 2012 Band of the Year.  

After touring to support Celebration Rock for over a year and a half, the band disappeared from the music scene for about three years, starting at the end of 2013. At the beginning of last year the Japandroids released their third album of new material, the underrated Near to the Wild Heart of Life.  This 2017 release has snarling vocals, insightful lyrics, sometimes anthemic songs, and Wild Heart needs to be played loud and often to be appreciated.

The Japandroids have played Pitchfork Music Festival before, and they are a "must-see" this time around!