Video: Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

Screen Shot 2012 08 13 at 12.46.18 PM1 Video: Japandroids   The House That Heaven Built

As of this year, Japandroids have two albums full of roaring anthems, but this is clearly the pinnacle of their catalog. It’s still one of the best songs I’ve heard this year, and a crystallization of why everybody seems to be loving this Canadian duo so much. The band premiered the video today, taking clips from live shows across the world. It’s fitting, as the song itself is an ode to the transitory lifestyle and the video is coming with announcement of more Japandroids shows coming very, very soon. Watch the clip for “The House That Heaven Built” below, if only just to hear the track again, and check out the dates for the world tour below that.

Japandroids 2012 Tour Dates

8/14 — Ponte Do Lima, Portugal — Paredes De Coura Festival
8/16 — Dublin, Ireland — Workmans Club
8/17 — Belfast, Northern Ireland– Mandela Hall
8/18 — Skipton, England– Beacons Festival
8/19 — Leicester, England– Summer Sundae Festival
8/22 — Reykjavik, Iceland — Gamli Gaukurinn
8/24 — Hannover, Germany — Bootboohook Festival
8/25 — Dornstadt, Germany — Obstwiesen Festival
8/27 — Frankfurt, Germany — Zoom
8/28 — Dresden, Germany — Beatpol
8/29 — Berlin, Germany — Magnet
8/31 — Poznan, Poland — Fabrika
9/1 — Warsaw, Poland — Hydrozagadka
9/3 — Budapest, Hungary — Akvarium
9/4 — Vienna, Austria — Chelsea
9/6 — Ljubljana, Slovenia — Kino Siska
9/7 — Graz, Austria — Postgarage
9/8 — Zagreb, Croatia — NKC Park
9/10 — Prague, Czech Republic — Lucerna Music Bar
9/11 — Munich, Germany — Feierwerk
9/12 — Luzern, Switzerland — Treibhaus Luzern
9/14 — Brussels, Belgium — La Chocolaterie
9/15 — Leffinge, Belgium — Leffingeleuren Festival
9/16 — Tilburg, Netherlands — Incubate Festival
9/18 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso
9/19 — Rotterdam, Netherlands — Rotown
9/21 — Hamburg, Germany — Reeperbahn Festival
9/22 — Munster, Germany — Gleis 22
9/23 — Cologne, Germany — Luxor
9/25 — Copehagen, Denmark — Pumpehuset
9/26 — Aarhus, Denmark — Voxhall
9/28 — Gothenburg, Sweden — Pustervik
9/29 — Stockholm, Sweden — Strand
9/30 — Oslo, Norway — John Dee
10/12 — Madrid, Spain — El Sol
10/13 — Barcelona, Spain — Sala Apolo
10/15 — Winterthur, Switzerland — Salzhaus
10/16 — St. Gallen, Switzerland — Grabenhalle
10/18 — Rome, Italy — Lanificio 159
10/19 — Bologna, Italy — Covo
10/20 — Padova, Italy — Loop
10/24 — Athens, Greece — AN Club
10/26 — London, UK — Heaven
10/27 — Manchester, UK — Sound Control
10/29 — Sheffield, UK — The Harley
10/30 — Birmingham, UK — Hare & Hounds
11/1 — Paris, France — Pitchfork Music Festival
11/4 — Austin, TX — Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/5 — Dallas, TX — Trees*
11/7 — Scottsdale, AZ — Martini Ranch*
11/8 — 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 — Firebird
11/21 — Nashville, 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
12/1 — Atlanta. GA — The Earl
12/2 — Asheville, NC — Grey Eagle Tavern
12/4 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
12/7 — Washington, DC — Black Cat
12/8 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
12/9 — Boston, MA — Paradise
12/10 — Montreal, QC — Cabaret Mile End
12/11– Toronto, ON — Phoenix
12/13 — Chicago, IL — Metro
12/14 — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock
12/15 — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock
12/17 — Winnipeg, MB — Pyramid
12/18 — Saskatoon, SK — Louis Pub
12/19 — Edmonton, AB — Starlite
12/20 — Calgary, AB — Republik
12/22 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw

Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built Lyrics

  • guy

    Is it just me or do the Japandroids sound like a better, more refined version of The Hold Steady? Minus the Americana because they’re from the Canada.

  • http://pigeonsandplanes.com/ Brendan

    idk, I always saw The Hold Steady as more indebted to classic rock – a little quieter and folk-indebted – than Japandroid’s roots in punk. Also, Craig Finn is way more of a storyteller than anything Japandroids have ever put out. Love both but think they’re pretty different as far as rock-based indie goes.