|Jagwar Ma (Photo via Mom + Pop Records)|
Rather than the two singles (“The Throw” and “Man I Need”), this catchy song “Come Save Me” paves the way as the stand out track in the collection and a perfect introduction to the group. At first listen, there's the simple draw of a steady beat with handclaps and a sing along chorus (all prerequisites of my favorite tunes) that repeats four times. But a playful synth melody weaves its way in towards the end and takes over the spotlight as things come to a close. In a quick five minutes, you're hooked.
The band has added Jack Freeman on bass for live gigs, which has already included tour dates with Foals and the xx. They will be coming to the U.S. this fall, check dates below.
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