mp3: JUBA – Please Oh Please

JUBA exploded onto my radar with their adrenaline rush of rock “Bloodvessels” earlier this year and they’ve followed up on the promise of that introduction with their fantastic full-length Mynah.  “Please Oh Please”, a favorite of mine from my first listen through, expands upon the psychedelic surf-punk of “Bloodvessels” and validates all the hopes I had for the band.  The track swells with a huge wordless chorus that hovers above the constantly evolving guitar, drum and bass seascape beneath.  Mynah manages to occupy a sweet spot in the jangle-pop landscape somewhere between the ocean-mindedness of DIIV and the psych freak outs of Thee Oh Sees (“Sow Your Wild Oats”) without ever losing a unique sense of identity.  Lisbon is more than just where Panda Bear lives I guess.

-PK

pkelly94mp3: JUBA – Please Oh Please