jj are 3 for 3 so far. Although that is only 3 songs, I feel comfortable saying that — regardless of the identity of the mysterious pop-talents behind the capital-letter-free jj — the band are a great addition to the Sincerely Yours roster. I also love the (true to the previous) black & very white, very posh + blood Polaroid (pictured above) that accompanies “from africa to málaga” (jj = graphic designers?).
“from africa to málaga” is (as is more-or-less always the case on these SY articles) a wonderfully subdued, looping-and-sampling band-on-the-beach pop-tune which creates a St. Etienne-esque, fashion-forward aesthetic; a female vocalist prominently sings (terribly depressing lyrics, btw) over the blissful backdrop. The song is being offered from Sincerely Yours — catalogue number YOURS0113 — as a free-MP3 download at 192kbps, and as a pay-for-download at 320kbps.