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(31) Days of Good: 12.28.12


“A standout on one of the year’s best debuts, ‘Doused’ is an intricate rock song that manages to sound different from just about anything else out there. With a guitar riff that hauntingly pervades the whole song and vocals that are only partly discernable, DIIV has created a benchmark for their future recordings, a lofty standard that their next songs will be measured against.” (words by Mark Steinbach, via Surviving the Golden Age)

DIIV – Doused [from Oshin]



lower_dens_nootropics“With a bassline–percussion duet chugging the song along throughout each its five minutes, “Brains” gives us one of the best and most subtle crescendoes since Of Montreal’s ‘The Past Is a Grotesque Animal’.”(via I Guess I’m Floating)

Lower Dens – Brains [from Nootropics]




“…not only is Nocturne one of the most consistently excellent pop records I’ve heard this year, it’s also a remarkably mature statement for an artist whose first album was recorded in his Blacksburg dorm room in 2010. This is Jack Tatum’s Platonic pop record, and if it doesn’t meet the expectations of critics, for lack of soupy textures or the rough edges of home recording or whatever, it’s because he exceeded them.” (via Tiny Mix Tapes)

Wild Nothing – Paradise [from Nocturne]

[on the road] Japandroids

11/05 Dallas, TX Trees *
11/07 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch *
11/08 Los Angeles, CA Fonda *
11/10 San Diego, CA Porters Pub *
11/12 San Francisco, CA Fillmore *
11/13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom *
11/15 Seattle, WA Neumos *
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
11/18 Denver, CO Bluebird ^
11/20 St. Louis, MO Firbird ^
11/21 Nahsville, TN Exit / In ^
11/23 Birmingham, AL Bottletree ^
11/24 Memphis, TN Hi/Tone ^
11/25 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks ^
11/27 Orlando, FL The Social ^
11/28 Tampa, FL Crowbar ^
11/29 Gainesville, FL High Dive ^
12/01 Atlanta, GA The Earl ^
12/02 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle Tavern ^
12/04 New York, NY Webster Hall #
12/05 New York, NY Webster Hall #
12/07 Washington, DC Black Cat #
12/08 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer #
12/09 Boston, MA Paradise #
12/10 Montreal, Quebec Cabaret Mile End #
12/11 Toronto, Ontario Phoenix #
12/13 Chicago, IL Metro %
12/14 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock %
12/15 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock %
12/17 Winnipeg, Manitoba Pyramid
12/18 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Louis Pub
12/19 Edmonton, Alberta Starlite
12/20 Calgary, Alberta Republik
12/22 Vancouver, British Columbia Rickshaw
[* with Bleached,  ^ with Swearin’,  # with DIIV]

Japandroids’ latest, Celebration Rock, is available now on Polyvinyl.  In honor of the tour, Joyful Noise is releasing a limited edition cassette of the album.  The cassette edition is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on black cassettes. Purchase includes an instant MP3 download, and ships immediately (Order here).