Japandroids was formed in 2006, and comprises Brian King on guitar and David Prowse on drums. The two met at the University of Victoria, where King studied science and Prowse anthropology. They originally intended to find a third member to act as lead vocalist, but later decided to forego having a specific lead singer and simply share vocal duties. The name Japandroids came from two other band name ideas: Japanese Scream (from Prowse) and Pleasure Droids (from King). Occasionally they will spell it without vowels, as JPNDRDS.
The band self-released two limited edition EPs, 2007's All Lies and 2008's Lullaby Death Jams, prior to signing with independent Canadian label Unfamiliar Records in January 2009. Their debut LP, Post-Nothing was released mid-2009 and was listed for the Polaris Music Prize. They were subsequently signed to Polyvinyl Record Co. in June 2009.
Japandroids was featured as the X3 Artist of the Month by Aux.tv, CBC Radio 3 and Exclaim! magazine for May 2009. Japandroids performed on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on January 4, 2010. Brian King wore a shirt with Vancouver street names on it. Dave Prowse wore a t-shirt with the logo for the CJSF, the Simon Fraser University radio station where he used to DJ a bi-weekly show called "Broken Speaker Radio".Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japandroids