It’s always commendable to see a band who puts in the effort geting noticed. Brooklyn pop quintet Gingerlys released their debut EP, Jumprope, in July of 2014 on Shelflife Records, and, after having changed their vocalist/keyboardist and gaining momentum writing new songs and playing innumerable shows, the band seems to finally be turning some heads… in Japan. On February 3, 2670records will reissue an updated version of the EP, including two new songs, one from the Jumprope sessions, and a newly-recorded track featuring new singer, Jackie Mendoza. Their lush synth leads and bouncy, yet driving rhythm sections compliment the Japanese pop scene quite well, though it only seems appropriate that infectious charm fit in with any audience. The band made a gracious note of their appreciation for, and the influence of, their audience in Japan, saying “without the history and direct influence of Japanese pop music… we doubt if we’d even be here.” Called one of the “Hardest-Working Bands of 2015” by Oh My Rockness, the Gingerlys are poised to take their work ethic intercontinental.
You can stream the 2014 version of Jumprope in full below.