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Years active  2007 - Present
Past members  J. Clark
Website  Official site
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Labels  Matador Records, Fat Possum Records
Associated acts  The Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Neon Blonde, Soiled Doves
Origin  Portland, Oregon, United States (2007)
Members  Johnny Whitney, Cody Votolato, Jay Clark
Genres  Post-punk, Art punk, Experimental rock
Albums  Take Me to the Sea, Hologram Jams, Jaguar Love

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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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Jaguar love in the rehearsal space


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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.

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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.

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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.

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. The band released their second album "Hologram Jams" on March 2, 2010.

Influences and Musical Style

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.


  • Highways of Gold 7" Single - June 3, 2008
  • Jaguar Love EP - June 3, 2008
  • Take Me to the Sea - August 19, 2008
  • Hologram Jams - March 2, 2010
  • Members

  • Cody Votolato – guitar, bass guitar
  • Johnny Whitney – vocals, piano
  • Former members
  • J. Clark – drums, bass guitar, keyboard
  • Support members
  • Craig Bonich – bass guitar
  • Zach Richards - drums
  • Songs

    Highways of GoldTake Me to the Sea · 2008
    Bats Over the Pacific OceanTake Me to the Sea · 2008
    I Started A FireHologram Jams · 2010


    Jaguar Love Wikipedia

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