I never felt like the movies got it right when it came to voluntary submersion. As far as I can tell, jumping fully clothed into a pool always signals either whimsical sexiness or face-numbing depression, but sometimes you just want to chill and reflect under the water. If you agree and happen to be in the process of soundtracking a major motion picture, have I got a treat for you: J A W S. Don’t worry, you can stay in the water; this UK band gets their name from the Bond villain rather than anything out of Spielberg’s brain.
J A W S’ debut EP features “Surround You” and “Toucan Surf,” two songs that will snake through your body like the most immaculate lazy river on earth. They call it “slacker-pop,” which must refer to the person you become after listening to them; nothing here sounds careless or thrown together, but after a few runs through the EP, the chances of me calling in sick and hitting the coast tomorrow are skyrocketing. And if I happen to jump into the ocean fully clothed, at least I’ll have the music to match.
J A W S’ Surround You/Toucan Surf EP is out now via Cosine Records.
STREAM: J A W S – “Surround You”
DOWNLOAD: J A W S – “Toucan Surf”