Jagwar Ma releasing debut album, playing American shows (dates, LP stream)
by Bill Pearis
Sydney, Australia residents Jono Ma and vocalist Gabriel Winterfield have been making music as Jagwar Ma for about a year and a half. Their debut single, “Come and Save Me” set the template for their ’60s-flower-power-meets-modern-dance-music sound, a swirling psych-out with a good beat too. That’s a combo that has garnered a lot of comparisons to the late-’80s Manchester scene, and while their clothes are less baggy, you can definitely hear echoes of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica and other touchstones of the era on tracks like “Uncertainty” and current single “Man I Need.” But it’s no mere Madchester revival. Make up your own mind: you can stream a few tracks below and listen to the whole album, Howlin’ (out 6/11), over at NPR.
Jagwar Ma will be heading this way for their first U.S. shows in the fall, the first two being in NYC: Mercury Lounge on September 30 (tickets) and Glasslands on October 1 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Jagwar Ma – Man I Need
Jagwar Ma – 2013 Tour Dates
09-30 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
10-01 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
10-03 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
10-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo