AUDIO: The Gumbo Ya-Yas – “Bad Juju”
Even though I get flooded with submissions daily, sometimes I try to go out and see what the rest of the world has to offer musically. There’s a fun experiment I do, where I type in the name of a random country or territory on Bandcamp and see what comes up. That’s how I discovered this set of songs by The Gumbo Ya-Yas of Cape Town, South Africa. While the band is from Africa, you can definitely hear the influence of groups like The Doors, The Stooges, or perhaps the more contemporary bands like Cage The Elephant. In any case, here’s a fun EP for you to check out.