Exclusive Premiere: JPNSGRLS Bonus Track ‘Mushrooms’

Frantic rhythms and Sylvia Plath inspiration make for a pop-rock blast of goodness from Vancouver's latest contender.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Crave is proud to premiere "Mushrooms," a triptastically excellent bonus track from JPNSGRLS' expanded debut EP.  With a new full-length on the way in the Spring, we're getting in on the ground level with a song that calls to mind Dinosaur Jr. on a speed binge with Hot Hot Heat.

Produced by Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Fur Trade, Mounties) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys), "Mushrooms" is a frantically delivered blast of rhythm and urgency. You can find it on the band's upcoming 12-inch, an expansion of the aforementioned EP which arrives Feb. 11th (order here).

Vocalist Charlie Kerr gives a little insight: "When I was in grade eleven we we're analyzing poetry in my English class and you pretty much had to do a book report on whatever poem you were assigned, but you had to make it "memorable" (usually students made their presentations memorable by creating a quiz or having an interesting poster board.) The poem I was assigned was Sylvia Plath's 'Mushrooms'. And I made my presentation memorable by writing a song inspired by the poem. That song became Mushrooms."

"My favourite line in Plath's poem was "We are shelves. We are tables." – Which inspired the chorus of our song which goes "We are the furniture". The song is basically just about overcoming oppression as a woman but if you look up the poem and read it along side while playing the song. The song's more abstract lyrics will start to make a lot more sense. Sylvia Plath is my all-time favourite poet, she was a goddamn genius and it is a great privilege that maybe I can turn people onto her stuff with my song.  …Even though my stoner friends just think it's about doing Mushrooms."

Listen below, exclusively on Craveonline.

Keep up with the band at the following links:

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