Sydney, Australia indie quartet the Jezabels, winners of the 2011 Australia Music Prize and dominators of their home country's pop charts for the past three years, stopped by the Viva studios last month to contribute to the newest installment of Me + You. These guys and gals from down under were gracious enough to share a few of their breezy and subdued pop songs just before their sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom.
Music-wise, these guys sound pretty close to an international The National, or like Fleetwood Mac, minus the cocaine abuse. The band hit us with two singles from their debut LP Prisoner, "Endless Summer" and "Rosebud", as well as "Sahara Mahala" from 2010's Dark Storm EP.
In between songs, faithful host Tedward learned about Australia (It's "like America, but with more deadly animals," and "there's not enough guns, and not enough tacos."), unorthodox tour schedules, and how half the band got it's musical beginnings in the shower. Collectively, I think everyone in the studio learned something new about tacos.
Check the full segment when it airs today at noon on Me + You.