By: Remington Fioraso

Album: Circulation
Release Date: July 15, 2014
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Genre: Progressive Rock/Alternative
Label: Light Organ Records

JPNSGRLS (pronounced Japanese Girls) is a four-pieced rock band originating from Vancouver, BC. The band has a line-up consisting of Charlie Kerr on vocals, Oliver Mann on guitar, Chris McClelland on bass, and Graham Serl on drums. In 2013, they released their EP “Sharkweek” on Light Organ Records. They will be releasing their debut LP entitled “Circulation” on July 15, 2014. It will be available digitally, on physical disc, and on vinyl.

After seeing the performances of many of the tracks at the Roxy while opening for Marianas Trench, I was highly anticipating the release of “Circulation.” It lived up to the expectations. The album contains twelve tracks and includes the single “Smalls.” The tracks have high energy. It’s a solid album to rock out to. My favourite tracks at the moment are: “Tiger”, “Oh No Echoes” and “Brace Yourself.”

If you enjoy rock, I would definitely check out the single “Smalls” and “Tiger” to get a feel of the album. If you do, I would highly recommend “Circulation.”

Rating: 4.5/5

Connect with JPNSGRLS:

Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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