The sophomore single from Gaijin Smash “FTW” is available today via the band’s own label Naked Tapes.
On Halloween of 2019 Mai and Conor awoke to the hiss of the TV from the living room of their Toronto apartment. In the fireplace was a package titled “Gaijin Smash” containing five VHS tapes and an itinerary for nine tour dates across Japan and Canada (handwritten in Katakana). The fifth tape displayed a video of a headless drummer playing the parts for “FTW”.
Upon returning from their ‘Japanada Tour’ under the command of their paranormal drummer, Gaijin Smash recorded the remaining parts for FTW with lyrics in both Japanese and English.
Photo by Jesse Brunette