JAPANDROIDS: Live-Album "Massey Fuckin Hall" auf Anti- Records, 1. Live-Song / Video “HEART SWEATS”
Anti- Records verkündet mit "Massey Fucking Hall“, das erste Live-Album des kanadische Duos JAPANDROIDS!
Erscheinen wird das Release Digital am 26.06., die Vinyl-Version folgt am 02.10.
Die 12 Songs wurden in der historischen "Massey Hall“ in Toronto aufgenommen und bieten einen umfassenden Querschnitt der bis dato erschienenen drei Studioalben.
Schlagzeuger David Prowse kommentiert den Auftritt, in dem bereits 1894 gebauten legendären Konzertsaal wie folgt:
“We never thought we’d have the opportunity to play at Massey Hall. It’s the most legendary venue in Canada by far, but it didn’t seem like a natural spot for a band like us to play. It’s a 100+ year old seated theatre, which isn’t the usual type of spot you expect to see Japandroids. Honestly, when we got off the stage that night, I remember feeling a sense of relief and exhilaration, but the whole thing felt like a bit of a blur. It was a very emotional show for me. We were both pretty nervous getting up on that stage.”
Als ersten Vorgeschmack gibt es schon jetzt die Live-Version zu "Heart Sweats” (Original aus dem 2009er Album „Post Nothing“) hier zu sehen :
Japandroids -"Heart Sweats“ - Live @ The Massy Hall -Video
David Prowse zu „Heart Sweats“ und dem Album:
“We’ve always loved playing that one live,It’s just got a great sense of momentum and never fails to get me hyped. During that tour we were playing it second or third in the set. It consistently feels like the moment in the set where I just get that sense of ‘oh yeah we’re cooking now,’ and everything just locks in and we’re ripping through the rest of the set. All the nerves are gone and it’s the moment where we’re just locked in and totally in the zone.”
A band known for their kinetic live shows and rigorous international touring schedule, Japandroids hope releasing their first-ever live album during this global pandemic can be a healing balm for their fans.
“I really, really miss live shows. I miss playing them and I miss being in the crowd. When you love music, there are few things more uplifting and cathartic than being in a room full of people at a live show. To not have that opportunity to experience live music together with a group of people has been hard to adjust to. It’s disorienting and it makes me sad to think about it. I hope that maybe in some small way people who are feeling similarly can find some solace in this record. They can hear the crowd and listen to us having the time of our lives at a historic venue and maybe that makes life a little easier for a minute and reminds them that those moments will happen again down the road.”
Pre-Order ‘Massey Fucking Hall’
1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
2. Fire’s Highway
3. Heart Sweats
4. Arc Of Bar
5. Younger Us
6. North East South West
7. The Nights of Wine And Roses
8. No Known Drink Or Drug
9. Continuous Thunder
10. Young Hearts Spark Fire
12. The House That Heaven Built
"Japandroids has become something of a unicorn in today's landscape ... a vibrant, self-sufficient guitar-led band that keeps growing its audience without making sacrifices, aesthetic or otherwise." – The New York Times
"For all the descriptive language they use, descriptive language can't really adequately evoke how much beautiful, blown-out noise is produced by these two people, how much better they are at this than dozens of bands who've tried. " – SPIN
"With guitars soaring and grooves accelerating, the words feel undeniable, and you know that when you hear 'em in a club - or theater, or arena - you'll be bouncing off the walls, shouting every word." - Rolling Stone