Japandroids (JPNDRDS) is yet another solid band out of Canada. They remind me of Death From Above 1979 but with more of that lo-fi sound that's all the rage now (No Age, Wavves, Psychedelic Horseshit, etc.). I saw a bunch of bands last week - Heartless Bastards, Harlem Shakes, Passion Pit, School of Seven Bells, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. I was scheduled to see Japandroids as well but they cancelled because their guitarist, Brian King, was treated for a life-threatening perforated ulcer. Yikes!
King is on the mend though and the band is again touring in support of their excellent album Post-Nothing. Don't miss them when they play DC9 on July 8th.