The Jen Say Kwahs

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2006.

Radio station: Listen to music by Jen Say Kwahs

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Living and performing regularly in Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, MO, touring the Midwest.

Sound description: Earnest yet cynical, both ragged and illustrious, a bloody nose trickling over a reckless grin. It's the Kwahs, dude.

Influences: $$$$ or, rather, a lack of $$$$. A collective desire to see the whole of Europe on someone else's dime. A farmhouse on the edge of town filled with instruments (some of which are borrowed/stolen), old books that only one of us has read, and spiders the size of a small child's face. A Dadrock, a Beatle and two ex-members of Cameo.

Similar to: Spoon, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, Crystal Skulls, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Pedro the Lion, Of Montreal, Interpol, The Arcade Fire, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand, or whatever other hip band you've been listening to for the last 3-5 years.


Alt / Indie rock, Pop, Rock


Name Released Label
Album cover The Jen Say Kwahs 2007


In September 2006, Marty talked to Brett and Emo Ben about starting yet another band back home in Topeka. Then they asked Jeff to join. They had two rehearsals with Emo Ben. He left the band and the three remaining members wrote as a three-piece until about Thanksgiving. Marty had a conversation with Phil and Phil joined the band. Now they are famous and $$$$.