As you can tell from the song choices so far, I’m not one for slowburners. However, I’ll make an exception with fairytale self-proclaimed avant-rockers Jaggery, given they’re the type of crackers band that can’t do boring. Pretty piano, soothing strings and some woozy synths offer a hypnotic backdrop to Mala Singer’s powerful vocals and witty lyrical introspection. The track is off of Jaggery’s upcoming album ‘Crux’, which I already reviewed on this blog here.
‘The bus driver screams at me/ out of his half-cracked window’. The two singers with their dispirited vocal tones sound like they’re tired of life and its dramas. It’s a talent to sound both miserable and charming, but these Philly rockers manage it by also adding a sense of humour and a sense of genuine pain. Screw all these whiny modern emo bands. This is how you do it with conviction.