New Jaguar Love – “Highways Of Gold”

Portland’s Jaguar Love is the newish band of ex-Blood Brothers Johnny Whitney and Cody Votolato along with ex-Pretty Girls Make Graves multi-instrumentalist J Clark: On their Matador full-length debut Take Me To The Sea, Whitney sang (and added keyboards) and Votolato handled guitar and some bass; Clark did drums, bass, keyboards, and recorded it. That said, you’ll hear more Blood Brothers in the mix, largely due to Whitney’s signature idiosyncratic vocal approach/tone. Lead track “Highways of Gold” could very well remind you of the Brothers making like a kept-under-control Mars Volta giving a shot at a 3:15 pop song.


Jaguar Love – “Highways Of Gold” (MP3)

You can hear more at their MySpace.

Take Me To The Sea is out 8/19 via Matador. Fresh off Siren Fest, Jaguar Love are out on tour, often with the not-so revived Faint:

07/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater %
07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue %
08/01 – Vancouver, CA @ Commodore Ballroom %
08/02 – Redmond, WA @ The Old Firehouse
08/03 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom %
08/05 – Burlington, VT @ U Of VT Davis Center Grand Ballroom %
08/06 – Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera #
08/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater %
08/08 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction #
08/09 – San Diego, CA @ Soma %
08/11 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
08/12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom %
08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse %
08/15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
08/16 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club %
08/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater %
08/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw
08/20 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Loft
08/20 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom %
08/21 – Toronto, CA @ The Opera House %
08/22 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater %
08/23 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium %

% w/ the Faint
# w/ Crystal Antlers

[Photo by Michael Lavine]

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