If you spent most of 2012 thinking that “The House That Heaven Built,” Japandroids’ unstoppable anthem from Celebration Rock and our number 3 song of the year, was a perfect sports anthem, then your wish has been granted. Spin reports that the Vancouver Canucks recently held a contest (called “Project NU2”) to determine a new official entrance song to be played at the beginning of every game, which pitted Japandroids against Guns ‘n’ Roses, Volbeat, DJ Meg, Static in the Stars and, uh, Nickelback. But luckily, the good guys won — “The House That Heaven Built” is now the official song!
See it in action below.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.