Before their Celebration Rock album came out in June, Japandroids were a band that I had heard of, but had not actually heard. Curiosity got the best of me this summer after reading rave reviews from fans and bands alike. So of course I had to pick it up (it also helped that it was a daily $3.99 deal on AmazonMP3). These guys blew me away with their killer mix of indie ROCK (not indie), punk and garage. I've already seen Japandroids turn up on quite a few 2012 year end lists and you can be certain they will be on mine.