Japandroids: Enjoying Time While It Lasts

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A guitar-and-drums duo, Japandroids plays cacophonous, careening rock 'n' roll that's bolstered by the raw, honest and sometimes heartbreaking sincerity of its lyrics. Members Brian King and David Prowse know perfectly well what it's like to be young, stupid, in love and frustrated with the prospects of getting older — and they document these contradictory emotions all over their jaw-dropping debut, Post-Nothing.

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Japandroids' "Young Hearts Spark Fire" captures what it's like to be young, in love and afraid to grow old. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Japandroids' "Young Hearts Spark Fire" captures what it's like to be young, in love and afraid to grow old.

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Friday's Pick

  • Song: "Young Hearts Spark Fire"
  • Artist: Japandroids
  • CD: Post-Nothing
  • Genre: Rock

"Young Hearts Spark Fire" showcases a melody that's as sloppy as it is hummable. Taking cues from the iconic likes of Husker Du, Japandroids' members dispense tidal waves of fuzzed-out guitars and steely, clattering drums. But it's the words that bring the song to a different level, as Prowse and King chronicle the lives of two pals who stay up all night gulping bottles of wine and mulling over the gloomy prospects of growing old. "I don't wanna worry about dying," they scream in unison. "I just wanna worry about those sunshine girls!" Life's too short to spend it thinking about The End, after all, so "Young Hearts Spark Fire" serves as a much-needed reminder to enjoy the present.

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