Jaguar Love

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Jaguar Love
Jaguar Love (2008).jpg
Johnny Whitney (foreground), Cody Votolato (background)
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington
Genres Post-punk, art punk, experimental rock
Years active 2007 - Present
Labels Matador Records, Fat Possum Records
Associated acts The Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Neon Blonde, Soiled Doves
Website Official site
Members Johnny Whitney
Cody Votolato
Past members J. Clark

Jaguar Love is an American post-punk band formed in Portland, Oregon in 2007. It is composed of former members of The Blood Brothers.


The band was formed by members of the bands Blood Brothers and Pretty Girls Make Graves.[1] On January 21, 2008, the band announced via MySpace that they had signed to Matador Records, former home of Pretty Girls Make Graves.

Their debut album "Take Me to the Sea" was released digitally on August 18, 2008 on Matador Records.[1] The album leaked onto the internet on July 15, 2008.

Johnny Whitney's vocals have been described as "like Robert Plant on steroids, or Perry Farrell after a sex change".[1]

They toured Europe in summer 2008, including appearances at major festivals such as T in the Park, which was followed by an American tour, opening for Polysics, before again touring internationally later in the year.[2][3][4][5][6]

They announced via MySpace on February 18, 2009 on a bulletin that they would be making changes to their line-up as well as their sound.

The band has recently signed to Fat Possum Records. On November 3, 2009 the band posted a song entitled "Up All Night". The song was heard frequently during their tour in the summer of 2009.[7] The band released their second album "Hologram Jams" on March 2, 2010.

Influences and Musical Style[edit]

Johnny and Cody's state in their infamous Blood Brothers outfit still took advantage of the screaming, which captivates Johnny's 'jaguar' like sounding screams. Their genre differs from their last outfit, taking more of an indie rock approach. As well as baroque pop, art rock, soul, hip-hop, experimental and post-punk.

Jaguar Love is influenced by Gang of Four, Jay-Z, New Order, Bootsy Collins, Weezer, Botch, Antioch Arrow and The Smiths.

In their latest material, they turn to a more new wave/dance-punk style, keeping the vocal and guitar statements true.



Former members
Support members


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