Brian King and David Prowse's fuzz-drenched melodic duo, Japandroids, doesn't appear to be part of Vancouver's weird punk movement, which is a good thing, because those bands are mostly un-listenable.
Japandroids, however, are indeed a shouty punk band from Van but play with a heartfelt dose of 90s alt charm that will surely gain them No Age comparisons when, really, they're more like Built to Spill with fewer members.
Post-Nothing is their eight-song debut, and it goes by in a flash of infectious, sweaty anthem jams about angsty youth problems, as on the track Sovereignty, where King sings, "It's raining in Vancouver, but I don't give a fuck." You can't bring these guys down.
Top track: Young Hearts Spark Fire
Japandroids play CMF at the Gladstone Friday (March 13), the all-ages day show at Trash Palace Saturday (March 14) and Wavelength at Sneaky Dee's Sunday (March 15).