This Saturday morning consists of blowing off adult responsibilities like laundry and cleaning and paying utility bills in favor of browsing YouTube, drinking a ton of coffee from a brand-new mug and pulling up the shades to the watch the world go by.
I came across this band, Japandroids, one night at a dive-y little bar in my hometown this past winter. After looking up one song I got into their record, “Post-Nothing.”
If you’ve ever felt a hint of desperation, they sum it up pretty nicely,spilling out songs with gripping sentiment on the reality of changing realities sung over crazy-fast rhythms and that fool you into thinking there’s something happier to be said about all this growing up. Shouted vocals are a trademark touch, more demanding than screaming. They rock pretty hard, and to think it’s a duo promises a pretty unbelievable live performance.
“Well you can keep tomorrow
after tonight we’re not gonna need it
Be there, be there, be down, be down
Background, we’re too drunk to feel it
Now we worry about dying“
“When they love you, and they will
And if they try to slow you down
Tell em all to go to hell”
Come to think of it, sort of sad when I think of it as a quarter of my life being done, when I know the upcoming years are going to take everything I thought I knew about myself and push it to the limits. At least I’ll be able to say I was fighting.