We hope your weekend was great. If you need inspiration to get your Monday off to a great start, check out album review #4 of 10 of our favorite albums of 2013. Enjoy!
Artist: Jagwar Ma
Label: Mom + Pop
Not unlike the Australian outback, Jagwar Ma released a debut album, ‘Howlin’, that is vast, remote, and baked under the sun. What started as an experimental duo in Sydney quickly became a more ambitious trio in France (and now England), transforming living room jam sessions into an album of dub-heavy, psychedelic dance rock. Their first two singles, “Man I Need” and “Come Save Me”, could have been chart toppers in 1993, alongside The Charlatans or Oasis (who are big fans, incidentally) but the band still manage to sound modern and relevant. No other album in 2013 hit me so quickly, upon first review, and still sounds fresh, weird and wonderful, after 12 months of non-stop listening.
-Dean Sven Carlson, Lead Associate Music Supervisor/Procurement