Japanese Girls "Monarch Butterfly" (video)

Japanese Girls 'Monarch Butterfly' (video)
Vancouver pop-rock band Japanese Girls have fluttered a new set of visuals behind their The Sharkweek EP's "Monarch Butterfly" to help promote the effort's impending physical release.

The clip plays out pretty straight forward, with several shots of the band running through the track from a soundstage. But vocalist Charlie Kerr does manage to swing a sword around a bit, though, while also showing off his china pig collection.

"When it came to making a video I wanted the visuals to feel as passionate and bizarre as the lyrics of the song, so we decided to shoot just us performing in a blank white room," the singer said in a statement. "Funny thing is, we used the smoke machine so much that the fire department showed up to our set to kick us out and because the building was massive they sent like eight firetrucks!"

You can peep the smokin' new video down below.

Light Organ Records issues The Sharkweek EP on 12-inch vinyl February 11, ahead of some tour dates, which find them joining Mounties and Rich Aucoin's previously announced trek. You'll find Japanese Girls' show schedule down below as well.

Tour dates:

03/19 Nanaimo, BC - The Queens *
03/20 Victoria, BC - Sugar *
03/21 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore *
03/22 Kelowna, BC - Habitat *
03/24 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar *
03/26 Calgary, AB - Republik *
03/27 Edmonton, AB - Starlite *
03/28 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's *

* with Mounties and Rich Aucoin