Vancouver quartet Jpnsgrls (“Japanese Girls”, spelled as such now to provide a less porn-filled web search) graduate from the garage with their debut full-length Circulation. An extended exercise in building jittery, sweaty, dance-rock jams, it has producer Steve Bays’ (of Hot Hot Heat, Mounties) ebullient flair all over it. Kickoff track “Smalls” sets the album’s frenzied pace, and it refuses to falter – thankfully the material is wildly eclectic and unpredictable, saving it from sinking into static trenches. Ingest a Red Bull before listening, if you want to keep up.
Dance your ass off on their current west coast tour – dates are scheduled in Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge + Edmonton AB, and Saskatoon + Moose Jaw SK through the remainder of July. Head to the band’s website for info.