Japandroids' Celebration Rock has been heralded around these parts lately, and Make Do and Mend's Everything You Ever Loved is highly anticipated as its June 19 release date comes nearer. I'll be chatting with both bands this week, so feel free to leave any questions you want to ask them in the replies!
Japandroids: You seem to take a less-is-better approach to albums when it comes to song count, choosing a few longer, quality songs as opposed to an album with 13+ songs. Do you feel that albums are better when shorter as opposed to being drawn out or did both albums just kind of turn out that way?
What is more special. Having a record that is getting tons of praise from mainstream press and you are suddenly everybody's favorite band, or touring off of Post-Nothing with minimal press but pulling into new cities not knowing what to expect, but playing to sold out small rooms to people who knew every word to every song.