Libel Album Release Featuring , The Jaguar Club

Libel, Dinowalrus

Sun, April 24, 2016

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

Jaguar Club
A refined sound requires a refined lineup, and The Jaguar Club’s ranks have recently swelled and changed with original members William Popadic and Yoichiro Fujita remaining at the core. The new lineup is rounded out by Nadia Brittingham, from ‘Medals’, drummer Patrick Eager, and Gavin Dunaway, who toured as an auxiliary guitarist with the original recipe Jaguar Club. Close was inspired by a return to the idea of a band being “a band.” Someone writes a song and then the group completely re-molds it fighting to fit their best ideas in. Hoping to catch the rehearsal room magic the EP came together over a week in a DUMBO Brooklyn studio under the guidance of Nick Stumpf (French Kicks, Caveman, etc). Tracked largely live in the studio with minimal overdubs, the result -as hoped – resembles a more lush version of the band’s live show.

Originally a trio, founded on New Years Eve 2006, The Jaguar Club made a name for itself based on sweaty live shows, youthful energy, and extensive touring. The band have supported the likes of Ash, Teleman, The Joy Formidable, The Duke Spirit, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Ra Ra Riot, Bear In Heaven, and many others. Two EPs and an LP (2009’s And We Wake Up Slowly) were released via the band’s own label before the original lineup called it quits in 2010.

The Jaguar Club has just completed a fall tour with several dates in the UK including the Rockaway Beach Festival in Bognor Regis as well as a US Tour supporting Scottish band Idlewild. Stay tuned for more live dates in the winter, as well as updates on the new full length being developed.
Brooklyn trio LIBEL mixes the razor-sharp rhythms of 90s-era post-punk with the epic and overwrought melodies and textures of vintage glam rock to create unforgettably catchy songs.

Singer/guitarist Gavin Dunaway howls into the microphone and unleashes oversaturated waves of distortion while bass player Brian LaRue and drummer Jonathan Hanson chug out the kind of beats that made DC famous. The combination makes for a loud and frenetic live show — Libel has been known to raise havoc at many NYC music venues.

“Libel is part of a much needed revival of technically proficient rock bands whose influences come from a time when bands like Jawbox, Sunny Day Real Estate and Shudder to Think were kings, or damn well should have been.” —

“Following the lead of idols past such as Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Hum, Brooklyn trio Libel recently released an EP loaded with guitars that lure the listener in and then cut deep. No Regrets of Our Youth is the band’s second EP and shows great growth in both their dynamics as a band as well as frontman Gavin Dunaway’s songwriting.” — Jonny Leather,

“Local trio Libel have roots in our nation’s capital, and their lean, muscular sound roars with the influence of the bands that defined DC in the nineties…. I’m surprised by how seldom I come across a band carrying this torch, so I was glad to discover Libel’s 2010 album No Regrets for Our Youth. Their shows are hard-hitting workouts; like their DC forefathers, they know how to balance tightness and chaos.” — James Rickman, Beacon Pass.

“Libel is good, old-fashioned glam rock with a twist of the future.” — Amy Grimm, Whatever Blog
Dinowalrus is a band from Brooklyn, NY comprised of Pete Feigenbaum, Liam Andrew and Max Tucker. Formed in 2008, they have released three records on Kanine, Old Flame/Heist or Hit (Manchester, UK) and Personal Projects (French Kiss Label Group). Their body of work taps into untapped corners of Postpunk, Krautrock, Shoegaze, Synthpop, and Psychedelia with a modern synthesizer-driven sheen and pop sensibility.

Their most recent album, Complexion, released in 2014 and mixed by Ariel Pink guitarist Jorge Elbrecht, was a unique blend of Madchester grooves and dark-wave atmospherics. For their 2012 release, Best Behavior, they collaborated with cult B-Movie director Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) for a music video; and were remixed by Manchester Postpunk legends A Certain Ratio. Their albums, videos and singles have been covered everywhere from Pitchfork and Stereogum, to the NME and NPR. They have toured with Titus Androicus and Fang Island.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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