Check out the Plays of the Week presented by SiriusXM – featuring ‘Smalls’ from JPNSGRLS.
JPNSGRLS play their final two shows at NXNE at the Super Market and Silver Dollar respectively. During the day they get to see some other bands (St. Vincent!! and Vancouver band the Gay Nineties) and have lunch with label mates the Mohrs.
JPNSGRLS sneak away from Toronto and NXNE to go play in Peterborough (a city on the outskirts of Toronto). The challenges of having to rent all new gear and a van…
JPNSGRLS land in Toronto, Ontario to play one of Canada’s largest indie festivals, North by NorthEast (NXNE)! Before their show at the Bovine Sex Club the band are interviewed for the rockumentary Between Rock and a Hard Place.
“There was something of tremendous worth circling agonizingly around edges of what JPNSGRLS were doing.” – Aaron Brophy
NXNE @ The Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON. 06/18/14
“Their performance felt like a direct lineage of the type of post-millennial brotherhood exemplified by The Strokes” – Spill Magazine
“In a music scene torn between new wave and old school, JPNSGRLS (pronounced “Japanese Girls”) are a more than happy medium between the two worlds, combining jangling guitar riffs that wouldn’t sound out of place on an Arctic Monkeys record with stomping dancefloor energy that you’ll be hard pressed to find even from rock veterans.” – Lotus Land
“The video for “Smalls”, directed by Nathan Boey, captures the schizoid quality of the song, all the while adding some left-field images that include the band in corpsepaint, a strange sort of garbage chute, and shadows creeping along dim-lit walls. ” – Pop Matters