Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Records)
release date: 6/05/2012
by Scott Hefflon
Anyone who wished fun. and Passion Pit were rowdier, noisier, and less reaching, auto-tuned mom-love (fun.) and falsetto kiddie-chorused (PP), Japanoids are worth a listen. “The House That Heaven Built” has sing-a-long whoa-whoa-a-whoas and straining vocals, but the beats are for dancing giddily in the moonlight, not telling people you don’t like how good it is to see them at the trendy club.