The year’s been kind to Japandroids.
The Vancouver-based duo dropped their first album in five years, the stellar Near to the Wild Heart of Life, back in January. They just wrapped up a three-and-a-half month world tour over the weekend. And now they’ve dropped a new 7” single and announced a whole new set of tour dates for the fall, with Cloud Nothings.
The 7”, which is now available on the band’s website, features the raucous album cut “North East South West” on the a-side while its b-side is home to a cover of Dead Moon’s delightfully sloppy “Fire in the Western World.” For now, the latter isn’t streaming on any platforms, but it will be on May 16.
As for the tour, the band’s beginning their fall North American run in Calgary on Oct. 13 before crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada for almost a month. You’ll find those dates below, along with “North East South West” and Paste Cloud audio from the band’s 2009 Daytrotter Session.
Japandroids Tour Dates:
13 – Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Ballroom
14 – Edmonton, Alberta @ UnionHall w/Cloud Nothings
16 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ O’Brians Event Centre w/Cloud Nothings
17 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Garrick Centre w/Cloud Nothings
19 – Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Halifax Pop Explosion w/Cloud Nothings
21 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
24 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
28 – Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theatre w/Cloud Nothings
30 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live! w/Cloud Nothings
31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE Indoor w/Cloud Nothings
02 – Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theater w/Cloud Nothings
04 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic w/Cloud Nothings
06 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
07 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom w/Cloud Nothings
10 – New Orleans, La. @ Republic NOLA w/Cloud Nothings