I'll give this new sub-forum a shot with a thread solely dedicated to a recently released album.
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Is anybody else as enthusiastic about Vancouver band Japandroid's Celebration Rock as I am? I posted a song in the main music thread a few weeks back. It's easily my favorite release of the year--in quite some time really.
Noise is part of the two-piece band's formula, although there are very clear hooks as well. The album was recorded live and there is very little studio magic--what you hear is pure rock and roll. I feel that the songs have the sound to appeal to the indie crowd and the 20-something partying lyrics that appeal to any rock music fan. David Prowse is a powerhouse of a drummer. Supposed to put on one hell of a live show too.
The song I posted before and my favorite from the record:
Japandroids - Younger Us - YouTube
Both of these songs have actually been out for over a year IIRC.
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built - YouTube