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Exclusive Stream: Jinja Safari New Track ‘Toothless Grin’

Written by Mike Hohnen on June 7, 2012

Sydney’s dynamic folk pop outfit Jinja Safari have returned. After stealing all of our attention on their first national tour back in 2010 with Art Vs. Science, the duo have successfully navigated their own path, and today have offered Music Feeds readers an exclusive stream of their latest track Toothless Grin before anyone else!

The release coincides with a series of tour dates the band will be embarking on with Opossom and White Arrows. Half of the duet, Marcus Azon, explained the charming and strongly relatable story behind the song:

‘Toothless Grin’ started really as a question to myself. I had started seeing a girl that I had liked for a long time, and it was a pretty shaky, tectonic experience. Maybe we would be perfect for each other at a different time of our lives, but at that point we were barking up different trees. She went to Thailand to figure out some personal stuff and wrote me a couple of letters.

She said she wanted to live like a hermit, away from the Western world, exploring old temples, and broken paths, laughing and smoking till she was old and toothless, and not worrying about climbing a social ladder… And I thought to myself, “Man, that’s what I want… I could join her, that sounds perfect…why would I stay, trade money for my days…what I can’t find here, I’ll forget over there…”

I think there is a small part in all of us that would be happy to throw it all away and wind the evolutionary clock back a few thousand years, strip off the ‘general pants’ and other trendy vintage clothes, throw away the smart phone and the desire for the latest upgrade and update, find a mud hut, a small patch of land, laugh, sing, dance, tell stories, hunt for our food, respect our elders and the spirit of the land, and live a less-cluttered life.

We live for now and sacrifice love, happiness and minutes of our life for the sake of fitting into our ever-evolving complicated society; for the sake of expectation; for the sake of ego; for the sake of being ‘remembered’; for the sake of fitting into a new pair of jeans, however snug they may be – it is not an option at all.

Listen: Jinja Safari – Toothless Grin

The Blind Date Tour

Wed 8 Aug: Perth – Astor Theatre
Ticketsfrom http://www.bocsticketing.com.au / (08) 9484 1133

Thurs 9 Aug: Adelaide – Uni Bar (Licensed All Ages)
Tickets from Moshtix: 1300 GET TIX (438 849); http://www.moshtix.com.au

Fri 10 Aug: Melbourne – The Hi-Fi
Tickets from http://www.hifi.com.au / 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 443) // Moshtix: 1300 GET TIX (438 849); http://www.moshtix.com.au

Sat 11 Aug: Melbourne – The Hi-Fi (Under 18s)
Tickets from http://www.hifi.com.au / 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 443) // Moshtix: 1300 GET TIX (438 849);

Wed 15 Aug: Canberra – ANU Bar
Tickets from Ticketek: 132 849, http://www.ticketek.com.au

Thu 16 Aug: Newcastle – Bar On the Hill
Tickets from venue: (02) 49611 087 / http://www.bigtix.com.au

Fri 17 Aug: Sydney – Metro (Licensed All Ages)
Ticketsfrom (02) 9550 3666, http://www.metrotheatre.com.au / Ticketek: 132 849, http://www.ticketek.com.au

Sat 18 Aug: Brisbane – The Hi-Fi
Tickets from http://www.hifi.com.au / 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 443) // Moshtix: 1300 GET TIX (438 849); http://www.moshtix.com.au

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