“Young Hearts Spark Fire” (MP3)

    This track is for my keyboard-phobic friends who claim that it’s hard to find “music with guitars.” Japandroids put guitar front and center and give it enough feedback and lo-fi scrape to provide a counterpoint to the pop-happy vocal melodies. “Young Hearts Spark Fire” has enough up-tempo songcraft to fit in on At-The Drive In’s first album. They’re not the first band to play high-energy rock, but they do so while avoiding the belabored types of rock music favored by small-town radio stations.


    “Young Hearts Spark Fire” is on Japandroids’ first full-length album, Post-Nothing, out now on Polyvinyl.


    Japandroids “Young Hearts Spark Fire”