Vancouver quartet JPNSGRLS (pronounced “Japanese Girls”) recently released their debut full-length, Circulation via Light Organ Records. Produced by Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Fur Trade, Mounties) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys), Circulation has critics referring to the Canadian emo-punks as “Dinosaur Jr. on a speed binge with Hot Hot Heat”.
JPNSGRLS start their first U.S. tour this Saturday, August 16 in Bend, OR and will head down the West Coast and back, ending at The Highline in Seattle on August 27th. A week before the release, Diffuser premiered a full album stream of Circulation, saying “From the moment you press play on JPNSGRLS’ debut LP, Circulation, the opening guitar riff tosses you into a set of songs that makes you want to listen from start to finish.”
Circulation was tracked in just seven days with the band eschewing unnecessary frills in favor of electrifying live energy. The results are focused and cohesive while still retaining JPNSGRLS’ signature eclecticism. This less-is-more approach makes Circulation a whirlwind of straight-out-of-the-garage noisiness and earworm hooks.
The album is climbing the CMJ charts and the band will be adding more US dates this year in support of the release.
JPNSGRLS Tour Dates: Aug 16 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub Aug 17 – San Francisco, CA – Milk Bar Aug 18 – Hayward, CA – The Bistro Aug 19 – San Jose, CA – Caravan Lounge Aug 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Molly Malone’s Aug 23 – Long Beach, CA – The Prospector Aug 24 – Santa Ana, CA – Copper Door Aug 25 – Sacramento, CA – Marilyn’s on K Aug 26 – Olympia, WA – The Northern Aug 27 – Seattle, WA – The Highline