Invading The Privacy Of Jaguar Love’s Rehearsals

Matador’s rusty brains brain trust were amongst the lucky throng observing the kick-off of Jaguar Love‘s U.S. tour in Pomona, CA this past Sunday night.  We’re still trying to figure out how to repair the synapses that were snapped like twigs.  The new Jaguar Love quintet are already so scary-good this early in their existence, venues oughta bar patrons from entering during the final 30 minutes of the performance. That’s the only William Castle gimmick we’ll suggest this time — no 3D lenses are necessary when this band is on stage. They’ve got dimensions to spare. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2008        San Diego, CA                    Beauty Bar
Thursday, May 29, 2008              San Francisco, CA           Popscene
Friday, May 30, 2008                    Modesto, CA                             Fat Cat
Saturday, May 31, 2008                Eugene                            The Indigo District
Monday, June 02, 2008                Vancouver, BC                      Richards on Richards
Tuesday, June 03, 2008                Portland, OR                      Hawthorne Theatre
Wednesday, June 04, 2008        Seattle, WA                             Neumos
Saturday, June 18 2008            Coney Island, NY                     Siren Festival

(European dates here

Jaguar Love – “Bats Over The Pacific Ocean” (mp3) 

June 3 – ‘Jaguar Love’ CD EP (preorders shipping now
August 19 –  ‘Take Me To The Sea’ LP/CD

 

Siren’s Song : Jicks, Times New Viking, Jaguar Love At Coney Island

The initial lineup for the 2008 edition of the Village Voice’s Siren Festival was announced yesterday, and we’re pleased to note headliners Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will be joined by Times New Viking and (making their first East Coast appearance-at-an-amusement-park) Jaguar Love.

This free event takes place on Saturday, July 19.  Times New Viking will be hopping on a plane after their set, as they’ll be playing on the 3rd day of the Pitchfork Festival the following afternoon. Mayor Bloomberg, consider this an advance request for a police escort to the airport.

Jaguar Love (Hearts) The West Coast…

…and the West Coast shall (heart) them. It is written! Consider it confirmed!

Sunday, May 25, 2008                Pomona, CA                Glass House
Tuesday, May 27, 2008                Los Angeles, CA            The Echo
Wednesday, May 28, 2008        San Diego, CA                    Beauty Bar
Thursday, May 29, 2008              San Francisco, CA           Popscene
Friday, May 30, 2008                    Modesto, CA                             Fat Cat
Saturday, May 31, 2008                Eugene                            The Indigo District
Monday, June 02, 2008                Vancouver, BC                      Richards on Richards
Tuesday, June 03, 2008                Portland, OR                      Hawthorne Theatre
Wednesday, June 04, 2008        Seattle, WA                             Neumos

“Bats Over The Pacific Ocean” (mp3)

Jaguar Love – First MP3 from ‘Take Me To The Sea’

(photo : Renee McMahon)

Jaguar Love – “Bats Over The Pacific Ocean” (mp3)

‘Take Me To The Sea’, the debut full length CD/LP from Jaguar Love will be available in stores & digital outlets on August 19. However, we’re previewing one of our favorite tracks from the album starting today (see above). In addition a self-titled CDEP featuring “Highways Of Gold” and two additional songs (one from album, one exclusive) will be available on June 3 (more details to follow).

Intended Play sampler 2008 — ready to download and burn

For the first time, we’re making our annual ‘Intended Play’ label sampler available digitally. Click on the link to get a zipped file of all 12 tracks plus front and back artwork, and burn it yourself (or just listen to it digitally):

Intended Play 2008 (zip file)

Track listing:

1. Jay Reatard Always Wanting More (from 7″ #3, due out June 17 June 24)
2. Times New Viking DROP-OUT (from Rip It Off, released January 22)
3. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Cold Son (from Real Emotional Trash, released March 4)
4. Shearwater Leviathan, Bound (from Rook, due out June 3)
5. Cat Power Metal Heart (from Jukebox, released January 22)
6. Matmos Polychords (from Supreme Balloon, due out May 6)
7. Mission Of Burma That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate (from Vs.: The Definitive Edition, released today, March 18)
8. Jaguar Love Bats Over The Pacific Ocean (from Take Me To The Sea, due out this summer August 19)
9. The Cave Singers Helen (from Invitation Songs, released last September)
10. Dead Meadow I’m Gone (from Old Growth, released February 5)
11. The New Pornographers All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth (live) (from Live From Soho (iTunes Exclusive), released March 11)
12. Earles & Jensen Bleachy Is Back In Town, Look Out (from Just Farr A Laugh Vols. 1 & 2: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!, due out April 22 May 6)

The sharp-eyed among you will note that some of these tracks are not the ones released as promo MP3s to date.

Matador and Jaguar Love

From the ashes of two of the finest Seattle, nay, American, heck bands from the-planet- ever, Matador is very pleased to confirm the signing of JAGUAR LOVE to a long-term, worldwide deal.

Consisting of Johnny Whitney (vocals, piano) and Cody Votolato (guitar, bass) — both formerly of the Blood Brothers — and our dear friend J Clark (drums, bass, keyboards, formerly the guitar wiz in the recently split Pretty Girls Make Graves), Jaguar Love bear some stylistic similarities to the trio’s old outfits but based on early live evidence, something totally new & ferocious is in the works.  We’re never quite sure where the art/punk/pop divide lies in 2008, but from what we’ve seen from Jaguar Love (both on their own and supporting Queens Of The Stoneage), we’re also not sure it really matters that much, either.

The band are currently finishing their debut album at Seattle’s Two Sticks Audio with J producing and engineering.  Much like everything else in life, the LP/CD’s release date is to be determined but early Summer 2008 is certainly a possibility.

Jaguar Love will touring the globe this Summer and Autumn.

(Jaguar Love  – MySpace)