The Japandroids are not from Japan. They are not droids either, as far as I can determine. The band is a duo, much like The White Stripes and what The Black Keys used to be. The description from Wikipedia, is interesting:
"Japandroids' music has been described as "one part classic rock, one part punk",due to their blending of classic rock influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, with punk rock influences such as the Replacements and Hüsker Dü." [source]The Springsteen influences are obvious on the track Darkness On The Edge Of Gastown from the band's 2008 EP Lullaby Death Jams.
Post-Nothing was the band's first LP, but this release was preceded by two EPs (including the aforementioned EP), which were later collected on the No Singles compilation.
This record rocks. Live Japandroids in Toronto: