“A Shadow of Jaguar is just two dudes that bleed passion for the kind of rambunctious rock and roll that leaves you pining for cheap beer and the cigarette smoke haze of your local dive bar.” – Substream Magazine
New York City based gritty rock and rollers, A Shadow Of Jaguar, announce their debut LP RAW, due out October 2017. Substream Magazine premieres the lead single and video “Don’t Want To Die Here” stating, “A Shadow Of Jaguar is a high-energy, no holds barred rock-n-roll band with a sound ripped right out of the late 70s. They are the kind of band that is very much ‘what you see is what you get’ in that there are no frills or gimmicks.”
Speaking on “Don’t Want To Die Here,” the duo states, “Take your uppers and stomp on the gas because this loud, fast, near death experience will leave you needing a stiff drink and a happy ending.” The video was filmed in one continuous shot with no cuts. This unique concept could not have been executed without the dance expertise of Cara Diaz Certosimo, who was recently featured in hip hop legends De La Soul’s latest music video, “Drawn” featuring Little Dragon. The filming of the video included the use of multiple cameras, three TV screens, a handheld projector, and a lot of rehearsing. The music video was recorded live with no edits. It is just as the album title suggests; RAW.
A Shadow Of Jaguar is a duo made up of Brian Hubbert (lead vocals, slide guitar, bass) and Andrew Oakley (drums, vocals). The duo found it’s origins in their hometown of Boulder, CO, in 2015, where they sought to make music they weren’t yet hearing on the rock scene. Debut singles “Mama Needs The Bottle” and “Keep On Knocking” were released to raves fromAXS and Live For Live Music. Achieving their goal to add more grit into the rock scene, Live For Live Musicwrites, “In the modern musical environment where so much of our music is programmed to perfection, ‘Keep on Knocking’ is a much needed reminder that rock and roll is here to stay.”
The forthcoming album RAW was made “to stick a big middle finger up at all the fears and doubts that plague us. The goal was to force upon people the uncontrollable urge to scrunch their faces and nod their heads” says the duo. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Denver, CO, by Todd Divel and Justin Peacock at Silo Sound (Borahm Lee of Break Science and Pretty Lights Live Band). A Shadow Of Jaguar also credits John Demitro, Vincent Ellwood, Emma Fields, Maggie Miller, Robbie Steifel for their efforts in making this album come to fruition. It will be released late October, 2017 on all digital platforms.
RAW – TRACKLISTING
02. Too Many Knots
03. Don’t Want to Die Here
04. Burning Home
05. All She Has To Be…
08. 25 20 Gauge
09. The Devil’s Come to Take Somebody
10. Sweet Ludes
11. Veruca Bath Salts
A Shadow of Jaguar is a gritty rock and roll band, and that’s really all you need to know. Listen to a song and then come back to read this. (Did you pick one? Which one? Say it out loud. Prove yourself!) Okay, now:
Brian Hubbert and Andrew Oakley got together in early 2015 in Boulder, CO to make the kind of music they weren’t hearing on the local scene. Within weeks, the pair had begun writing and recording original material while honing their sound playing shows throughout the country. A Shadow of Jaguar released their first single, “Mama Needs the Bottle”, in late 2015, and all the while they have been cultivating their debut album RAW.
The duo is fronted by Brian Hubbert who’s homemade slide guitar fills their sound with a monstrous tone that can only be described like that scene in Space Jam, where the Monstars get their powers and grow 40 feet. Drummer Andrew Oakley provides the backbone for the duo. His high energy, thunderous drumming gives the band a heavy rock edge and a deep groove. Also akin to Space Jam. Their sets are almost entirely original songs; but the natural dynamic of the two piece leads to improvisation that involves the crowd, making every show unique. A Shadow of Jaguar is gaining a reputation as an energetic live band, that no longer leaves tears out there; just blood and sweat. Together, the chemistry between Hubbert and Oakley is undeniably similar to the dynamic duo of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny in Space Jam.
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