Japandroids is just such a great band name.¬†Yeah, it’s clever and futuristic and all, but more importantly it’s fun to say. Japandroids. Japandroids. Say it in a weird accent. Still great. But a great name does not a great band make. You also need a quality sound. Props to the Canadian rockers for having an energetic, fun sound to back the name.¬†Check out the perfectly unkempt new single, “The House That Heaven Built,” off their upcoming LP Celebration Rock, due out June 5th.

Also, tour dates.

05-17 Cardiff, Wales — Clwb Ifor Bach
05-18 Brighton, England — Green Door Store
05-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso (London Calling Festival)
05-21 Brighton, England — Cooler
05-22 London, England — CAMP (Basement)
05-23 Manchester, England — Soup Kitchen
05-24 Glasgow, Scotland — King Tut’s
05-25 Leeds, England — Cockpit 2
05-26 Nottingham, England — Bodega
05-31 Barcelona, Spain — Parc del Forum (Primavera Sound Festival)

06-11 Seattle, WA — Neumos
06-12 Portland, OR — Doug Fir
06-14 San Francisco, CA — The Independent
06-15 Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex
06-16 San Diego, CA — Casbah
06-19 Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge
06-21 Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
06-22 Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
06-23 Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
06-25 Montreal, QC — La Sala Rossa
06-26 Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
06-27 New York City, NY — Bowery Ballroom
06-29 Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s
06-30 Washington, DC — Rock & Roll Hotel
07-03 Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry
07-07 Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret