Video: Jagwar Ma-Man I Need

In a rare moment, I have found a clip that outweighs the track itself. Not that Jagwar Ma’s latest single is anything less than stellar. ‘Man I Need’ see’s them channelling a calmer, more romantic Hot Chip-fronted-by-James Murphy sound; jittery yet in total control the whole time, with wafting vocals over bleak tribal beats. However, the clip knocks everything to the wayside. After what must have taken a long time, we are presented with a trippy, vibrant and very stimulating animation. It’s actually one of the best clips I’ve seen all year, fun, exciting, and perfectly suited to it’s song.

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NEW YOIK PLOILIST

For those that aren’t great at interpreting accents in writing, that read New York Playlist. Why? Because I’m in the big fucking apple yo. And because New York has some of the greatest music of all time, it would be only right to honour the motherland of alternative music, and create a humble playlist in it’s honour. The kind of flow of this playlist is old school well known stuff, then moving to the 2000 era, hip-hop then underground garage/lo-fi/noise, some more well-known indie shit, and finally weird motherfuckers. All of it from New York, the home of How I Met Your Mother and Friends.

1. Sonic Youth-Kool Thing

2. Interpol-Slow Hands

3. Pavement-Gold Soundz

4. Television-See No Evil

5. The Ramones-Beat on the Brat

6. Animal Collective-Fireworks

7. The Strokes- Last Nite

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Date With the Night

9. Beastie Boys- Make Some Noise

10. Wu-Tang Clan-Protect Ya Neck

11. A Tribe Called Quest-Check the Rhime

12. X Ray Eyeballs- X

13. Parquet Courts-Stoned and Starving

14. DIIV-How Long Have You Known

15. MGMT-Time to Pretend

16. Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah-Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

17. LCD Soundsystem-All My Friends

18. Liars- What Would I Know

19. Battles-Ice Cream

20. Twin Sister-Bad Street