Jaguar Love proved to be a sprightly presence, last night at the Capitol Hill Block Party. The compact Vera Stage allowed Johnny Whitney to become one with the crowd as he started out their set screaming "I Started a Fire" (their first single off Hologram Jams).

A true-to-form Highways of Gold and a more combative version of Bats Over the Pacific Ocean were the only songs off 2008's "Take Me to the Sea," Jaguar Love played during their 45+min set. But it's not about the old, on a beautiful night like this, it's about sharing the new.

Johnny and Cody, blazed up more aggressive (like we are going to battle) versions off of "Hologram Jams." A new cut Jaguar Warriors was set to light speed-sending the audience back to Blood Brothers (how we miss those) days.

Johnny Whitney is still one of the most  formidable frontmen in rock n' roll today. One might say his scream is possibly better than Dennis from Refused? Regardless, FYM had an awesome time seeing the continuation of JL, and their more aggressive, 808, electro-freakout sound.

And on a side note, it was nice to see Mark of Champagne Champagne out supporting ex-bandmate Johnny Whitney stage-side. Jaguar Love pushed things forward for us last night, and we are excited for the future of this new project.

Check out their new album which can be purchased through Crystal City Clothing's site.

(photos by: j codling)


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