Listen To Japandroids’ New Track, “No Know Drink Or Drug”

Japandroids third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, will be available on January 27th via Anti- and today the band has shared another new track “No Known Drink or Drug”.

Listen to the song below.

Japandroids will set out on a European/UK headlining tour in April 2017. They will also be playing the Primavera Sound Festivals in Spain and Portugal. See below for all details.


18-Apr — Copenhagen, Denmark — Pumpehuset
19-Apr — Hamburg, Germany — @ Uebel & Gefährlich
20-Apr — Cologne, Germany — Gebaude 9
22-Apr — Berlin, Germany — Columbia Theater
23-Apr — Frankfurt, Germany — Zoom
24-Apr — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Melkweg
26-Apr — Paris, France — La Maroquinerie
27-Apr — Brussels, Belgium — The Rotonde / Botanique
28-Apr — Birmingham, UK — o2 Institute Birmingham
30-Apr — Glasgow, UK — The Garage
1-May — Leeds, UK — Stylus
2-May — Nottingham, UK — Rescue Rooms
4-May — Manchester, UK — Gorilla
5-May — Brighton, UK — Concorde 2
6-May — London, UK — o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
1-4 June — Barcelona, SP — Primavera Sound
8-10 June –Porto, PT — Primavera Sound

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will, was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).

A pre-order for the album is up now at, with the option to buy the special 7” edition of the title track single featuring a b-side cover of Talking Heads’ “Love → Building on Fire.”

Photo credit: Camile Christen
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