Johnny Whitney (foreground), Cody Votolato (background)
Post-punk, art punk, experimental rock
2007 – Present
Matador Records, Fat Possum Records
The Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Neon Blonde, Soiled Doves
Jaguar Love is an American post-punk band formed in Portland, Oregon in 2007. It is composed of former members of The Blood Brothers.
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The band was formed by members of the bands Blood Brothers and Pretty Girls Make Graves. 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. 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”.
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.
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.
We’ll we are waiting in the Portland Airport right now about to leave for Australia to play the Soundwave festival, do some club shows with Minus the Bear, and do two shows in Sydney and Melbourne with Nine Inch Nails. We are extremely honored and very totally excited to be playing these shows. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that we have changed up the sound and line up a bit for the upcoming shows. We are no longer playing with J and are going to be touring as a two piece, just Cody and I playing to a drum machine. We will be playing only 3 songs from the record, (Highways of Gold, Bats over the Pacific, and Jaguar Pirates) but they sound a bit different now, it’s almost like we remixed them and are playing the remixes. The rest of the set will composed of new songs (Boom, Polariods and Red Wine, Evaline, I started a Fire, and Tricerisaurus-Hex) and a Minor Threat cover (Small