Released on November 2, 2010
Australia band The Jezabels were without a doubt one of the highlights of my CMJ experience this year. Before I ever had a chance to see them plugged in and firing on all cylinders, I was treated to sweet seductive vocals of Hayley Mary in a stripped down setting. Though our session nearly didn’t happen, the band found a way to come through and delivered for me in a big way. The simplistic nature of their performance, filmed in Stuy Town in Manhattan, is what intrigues me the most. With only a guitar, shaker and their voices, the band gave me, Lauren and the black squirrels of Stuy Town a taste of Australia.