Since releasing 2016’s Tunnel Visions, we’ve been readily waiting for Toronto’s pop-rock quartet to release a follow-up LP. Comprised of members Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton, Jane’s Party are currently working on new stuff for the (hopefully soon) future, and to give us a little something to hold onto in the meantime, they’ve shared a unique cover of July Talk’s “Guns + Ammunition,” along with a music video.
The cover places a “Brazilian Bossa Nova/Samba twist” on July Talk’s hit song, which you wouldn’t expect considering its hard rock nature and Peter Dreimanis’ gritty vocal style. The video features a “costumed dance party, playing off of each member’s alter ego,” according to the band. It’s quirky, which pairs well with their take on the song.
“Making this video took us back to watching reruns of the ‘prop game’ on Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Having not really planned each character in advance, we relied on the spontaneity of improvisation to bring each persona to life. Though this made it near impossible to keep a straight face during takes…it resulted in the light-hearted video you see today. Special shout out to Kat Webber and Julian Peter for their help. This video also acts as the directorial/editing debut of our guitarist Tom Ionescu.”