[Germany] Jaguwar – I


Late last week German shoegaze trio Jaguwar released their debut four-track EP simply titled, I, and it is well worth a listen.  It’s ultra-noisy, packed to the brim with sludgy, fuzzed-out guitars.  The intro track “Breathe Bullets Which Taste Like Pure Fruit”, gets things started like a kick to the face with a grimy hook, before it switches gears into the swirling beauty you sort of expect form a shoegaze album.  The music never gets too pretty though, and the most enjoyable quality of Jaguwar’s sound is the harmonious contrast of the echoing, entrancing vocals and the sheer nastiness of the guitar tone.  If you like noise it’s definitely worth your while to pick this up, and you can do so at Bandcamp.