The Jaguar Club
The Jaguar Club is a trio residing in Brooklyn NY who formed shortly before New Years Eve 2006. The band has released 2 EP's of danceable pop tunes and played shows up and down the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida. At home they have been thrilled to play with some very fine bands including: The Duke Spirit, The Cinematics, Scissors For Lefty, Mobius Band, Pela, Bear Hands, The Shaky Hands, Love Of Diagrams and many more.
2008 primarily found the band in a barn in upstate New York writing and recording their first full-length album at Marcata Recording with Kevin McMahon (French Kicks, The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus, DieDieDie, Frightened Rabbit). The album is being mixed at the time of writing and the sounds it captures show the band breaking free of what had become their signature New Wave influenced sound, while keeping their signature energy and intensity intact. The album's 13 tracks are full of varied dynamics, new sounds and ideas, and is both heavier and softer than anything they have done before. With the album almost in the can, The Jaguar Club are thrilled for the future and are looking forward to finally getting back on the road after a year off. The limitless possibility and freedom of studio work has allowed the band to truly find their voice with the new album, but in the end the boys in the band still love putting on a good show more than anything - with energy, and sweat, unmatched by many of their contemporaries.
The debut album And We Wake Up Slowly has been self-released at September 1st. Written in a sweaty Brooklyn basement and recorded in a giant, creaky barn in upstate New York overshadowed by the Catskill Mountains, these songs are brought to life by panoramic production, layers of new-found sounds, and the sweet satisfaction of cooking your dinner outside under the stars.
After The Jaguar Club's reprieve in the depths of the wilderness, they confidently entered into Marcata Recordings and laid down 13 tracks under the guidance of Kevin McMahon (French Kicks, The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus, DieDieDie, Frightened Rabbit). This resulted in an amazing amalgamation of tracks propelled forward by Jeremiah Joyce's explosive percussion and Yoichiro Fujita's strong bass-lines with vocals that soar and uplift you courtesy of singer/guitarist Will Popadic's penetrating voice (comparable to that of Morrissey) combined with a lyrical styling reminiscent of David Byrne. Highly Recommended!
The Jaguar Club - Sleepwalking
The Jaguar Club - World Gone By
The Jaguar Club - This Year
The Jaguar Club - Who Says We're The Last
The Jaguar Club @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: Bishop Allen - Dimmer
(from Grrr..., out March 2009 on Dead Oceans)
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