Japandroids have released a live version of “Heart Sweats,” from their 2012 debut Post-Nothing. It’s a taste of their first-ever live album, Massey Fucking Hall.
The Canadian rock duo are known for their electrifying live shows, and this release should be a balm for all fans missing concerts right now. The new release was recorded at a 2017 show at Massey Hall in Toronto, in support of their latest album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life.
“We never thought we’d have the opportunity to play at Massey Hall,” Japandroids drummer David Prowse said in a statement. “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.”
Massey Fucking Hall is out digitally on June 19, and on vinyl in October. Watch Japandroids perform “Heart Sweats” here:
And watch Massey Hall’s concert film of that show: