Monday, June 02, 2008
Jaguar Love are a new indie 'supergroup' to use a very seventies phrase referring to bands made up of people who are quite well known. In this case, former Blood Brothers guitarist Cody Votalato and singer Johnny Whitney, and drummer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jay Clark, formerly of Pretty Girls Make Graves.
So what do they sound like? Well, remember how Battles' debut LP last year scorched and charred our musical brains with its' other wordliness? This is set to do the same on its' own terms. Imagine Captain Beefheart jamming with Marc Bolan, and the aforementioned Battles, and this is pretty close.
Matador, their achingly cool label sent me a copy of their debut EP, cunningly entitled the Jaguar Love EP, which is brilliant and serves as a taster for their debut LP Take Me To The Sea, which is out on August 18, and hopefully Matador will also furnsih me with a copy of that. Here is a track from the aforementioned, forthcoming debut:
Jaguar Love -'Bats Over The Pacific Ocean.' mp3
Jaguar Love's mySpace
Oh, and as ever, please let me know what you think!