The follow up to Japandroids' 2012 LP Celebration Rock is one of the records we're most excited about this year, so it's pretty nice to be able to get an early listen. Cheers NPR.

Japandroids wrote the beast in secret throughout 2014 and 2015 across Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was recorded with Jesse Gander and Damian Taylor, mixed by Peter Katis, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is out 27 January via ANTI. Pre-order now.