Bio: Congratulations, your membership into the The Jaguar Club has been approved. Admission grants you an exclusive look at Brooklyn’s finest new young band and their impressive debut album ‘And ... (more)
Bio: Congratulations, your membership into the The Jaguar Club has been approved. Admission grants you an exclusive look at Brooklyn’s finest new young band and their impressive debut album ‘And We Wake Up Slowly’.
Spending the whole of 2006 and 2007 playing shows up and down the East coast in Maine, Florida and everywhere in between with the likes of Love of Diagrams, The Duke Spirit, The Cinematics and Bear Hands, The Jaguar Club finally decided to stay put for awhile to focus their efforts wholeheartedly on crafting their debut album. Written in a sweaty Brooklyn basement and recorded in a giant, creaky barn in upstate New York overshadowed by the Catskill Mountains, you can hear those two different worlds at work in the music: songs brought to life by panoramic production, layers of new-found sounds, and the sweet satisfaction of cooking your dinner outside under the stars.
After their 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 bassline with vocals that soar and uplift you courtesy of singer/guitarist Will Popadic’s penetrating voice not unlike the monotone croon of Interpol’s Paul Banks or even Morrissey combined with lyrical styling reminiscent of David Byrne. (less)