MP3 At 3PM: Jaguar Love

jaguarlove3665Portland, Ore.’s Jaguar Love emerged from the ashes of spazz-core legends the Blood Brothers. The band members channel the manic chaos and high-pitched squawks of their former incarnation to create an unholy concoction of demented dance punk and ’80s synth pop. Frontman Johnny Whitney wails behind throbbing dancehall beats and schizophrenic synthesizers. It’s not every day that you’ll see a band that so effortlessly straddles the line between naked aggression and pop hooks. “Up All Night” is the first peak at Jaguar Love’s yet-to-be-named album under its joint agreement with Fat Possum. The LP is due out in early 2010.

“Up All Night” (download):
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/UpAllNight.mp3

  

Portland’s Jaguar Love emerged from the ashes of spazz-core legends The Blood Brothers. The band channels the manic chaos and high-pitched squawks of their former incarnation to create an unholy concoction of demented dance-punk and 80s synthpop. Singer Johnny Whitney wails outs contagious hooks behind throbbing dancehall beats and schizophrenic synthesizers. It’s not every day that you will see a band that so effortlessly straddles the line between naked aggression and pop hooks. “Up All Night” is the first peak at the band’s yet-to-be-named album under their new joint agreement with Fat Possum due out in early 2010.