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Jagwar Ma

Every Now & Then (Mom + Pop)

Saturday SOS Record Reviews

Jagwar Ma's sophomore album drops in on the Australian trio pushing even more anthemic, beats gunning for stadiums and the dance floor alike. Like 2003 debut Howlin, the outfit bleeds Primal Scream psychedelia cut with an earnestness and optimism washing up in the wake of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion. "Can we be real?" asks "Say What You Feel," setting up intoxicating grooves in "Give Me a Reason" and skuzzy, hypnotic lead single "OB1." The second LP mines elements from their debut, but pushes bigger and more ambitious with plenty of room left to grow. (Sat., 8:15pm, Forest stage)

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