Jagwar Ma – O B 1

With a reputation for exhilarating live shows and bands such as  The xx and Foals claiming them as one of their favorites, Jagwar Ma has been on the rise since their debut LP, Howlin’, in 2013. They were invited to tour Europe with fellow Aussies and psych-rock giants Tame Impala earlier this year and have played multiple festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury. Now the trio have released “O B 1,” the first look at upcoming album Every Now & Then.

When you first listen to “O B 1”, it comes as no surprise Tame Impala wanted to share the stage with Jagwar Ma. The band, comprised of multi-instrumentalist Jono Ma, vocalist and guitarist Gabriel Winterfeld, and bassist Jack Freeman, has an awesome sound that features an ever satisfying blend of psychedelia and alt-rock. Jono Ma explains: “[The song] is designed for nocturnal road trips and foraging through forests for morning fresh champignons.”

While you’re out rummaging and gathering with “O B 1” as your soundtrack, though, you may realize the lyrics reveal a message which goes further than that one purpose. Winterfeld explains, “[It’s] about moving through the motions of life under the influence of lost love, the fear of letting go of the past when not having anything set in place in the future to hold on to.”

Their forthcoming UK, European and US festival and headline tour dates will present fans with an opportunity to sample new songs from Every Now & Then, due for release this fall via Marathon Artists (Europe) / Mom + Pop (US) / Future Classic (Australia), firsthand.

July

24th – Splendour in the Grass Festival, Australia

29th – Aulnoye Aimeries, Nuits Secretes, France

30th – Cabourg Mon Amour, Cabourg, France

August

19th – Frequency Festival, Austria

20th – Green Man Festival, UK

25th – Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Grimes)

27th – FYF Festival, Los Angeles, CA

29th – Casbah, San Diego, CA

30th – The Roxy Theatre, Los ,Angeles, CA

31st – The Independent, San Francisco, CA

September

2nd – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

3rd – Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA

10th – Lollapalooza, Berlin

11th – Bestival, Isle Of Wight

October

1st – By The Sea Festival, Margate, UK

20th – The Art School, Glasgow, UK

21st – Academy 2, Manchester, UK

23rd – Marble Factory, Bristol, UK

25th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

26th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK

November

3rd – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL

4th-6th – Sound on Sound Fest, McDade, TX

7th – The Hoxton, Toronto, ON

8th – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC

9th – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA

11th – The Foundry at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

12th – Webster Hall, New York, NY

18th – Grand Mix, Torching, France (Les Inrocks)

19th – La Cigale, Paris, France (Les Inrocks)

20th – Stereolux, Nantes, France (Les Inrocks)

22nd – Rock School, Bordeaux, France (Les Inrocks)