Jagwar Ma
O B 1

I was first introduced to Jagwar Ma via BIRP’s May 2013 release. In “Man I Need”, I found a 9-minute long primer to what would soon become a favorite genre of music. The influences of indie rock, glitz-pop, and psychadelia came together to form a symbiotic masterpiece with each piece complimenting the others. While Jagwar Ma has been touring regularly, fans have not been exposed to new material since the debut of Howlin’ in 2013. This week, the first single from the soon-to-be released album Every Now and Then, “OB1” has hit the airwaves.

Opening with a glitzy, reverb heavy loop set under Gabriel Winterfield’s vocals, the track wastes no time to root itself in the same psychedelic framework that made the band so popular in 2013 – and propelled Lonerism to universal acclaim in 2012. “OB1” plays out nicely over the course of a lengthy five and a half minutes, giving an ode to previous works like “Uncertainty” and “The Throw” which take equally as long to build up.

As the song unfolds, a subbed out bass line and a 90s-rock guitar riff carry the bridge and the hook respectively. Overall, “OB1” is a return to form for Jagwar Ma and gives fans a hopeful glimpse into what is in store from them in the second half of 2016. In addition to dropping a new album, fans can catch what is – in my personal opinion – one of the best live performances that exists all over the globe this summer and fall. Jagwar Ma’s website can be found here and a few of their tour dates are listed below the music video.

07/24 Byron Parklands, Australia @ Splendour in the Grass Festival

08/19 St. Pӧlten, Austria @ FM4 Frequency Festival

08/20 Brecon Beacons, Wales @ Green Man Festival

08/27 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival

08/29 San Diego, CA @ Casbah 

08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

08/31 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

09/02 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

09/03 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival

09/10 Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza

09/11 Isle of Wight, England @ Bestival 

11/03 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

11/19 Paris, France @ La Cigale

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