Jagwar Ma on Triple J

Here’s one way to know Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 single “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is a good song: Bands are already covering it. Queens Of The Stone Age did a version of the song during a live-in-studio session last year, and now Australian dance-rockers Jagwar Ma have taken on the song for their contribution to the Aussie radio network Triple J’s Like A Version covers series. The Jagwar Ma version is a great cover: A dubby, squiggling, groove-based take on the song with a bit of an Ace Of Base interpolation at the end. Watch them playing it below.


(via Pitchfork)

Jagwar Ma’s album Howlin’ is out now on Mom + Pop.

Comments (5)
  1. I feel like Howlin’ was vastly underrated. Still in regular rotation for me, and their show in Philly was practically perfect.

    • Definitely. Howlin was one of my top 10 albums last year, and it’s still in regular rotation for me too.

      This cover is wonderful because it does what covers should — it maintains the attitude and direction of the original, but morphs it into Jagwar Ma’s style. Love it.

    • Definitely. Howlin was one of my top 10 albums last year, and it’s still in regular rotation for me too.

      This cover is wonderful because it does what covers should — it maintains the attitude and direction of the original, but morphs it into Jagwar Ma’s style. Love it.

  2. This cover sounds like a drunk call

  3. this is so bad I can’t even

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