Johnny Whitney (foreground), Cody Votolato (background)
|Genres||Post-punk, art punk, experimental rock|
|2007 - Present|
|Labels||Matador Records, Fat Possum Records|
|The Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Neon Blonde, Soiled Doves|
The band was formed by members of the bands Blood Brothers and Pretty Girls Make Graves. On January 21, 2008, the band announced via MySpace that they had signed to Matador Records, former home of Pretty Girls Make Graves.
They toured Europe in summer 2008, including appearances at major festivals such as T in the Park, which was followed by an American tour, opening for Polysics, before again touring internationally later in the year.
They announced via MySpace on February 18, 2009 on a bulletin that they would be making changes to their line-up as well as their sound.
We'll we are waiting in the Portland Airport right now about to leave for Australia to play the Soundwave festival, do some club shows with Minus the Bear, and do two shows in Sydney and Melbourne with Nine Inch Nails. We are extremely honored and very totally excited to be playing these shows. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that we have changed up the sound and line up a bit for the upcoming shows. We are no longer playing with J and are going to be touring as a two piece, just Cody and I playing to a drum machine. We will be playing only 3 songs from the record, (Highways of Gold, Bats over the Pacific, and Jaguar Pirates) but they sound a bit different now, it's almost like we remixed them and are playing the remixes. The rest of the set will composed of new songs (Boom, Polariods and Red Wine, Evaline, I started a Fire, and Tricerisaurus-Hex) and a Minor Threat cover (Small Man, Big Mouth). The vibe of the new material is kind of Daft Punk meets New Order meets Black Flag and we are really really excited to be debuting it for all you aussies! We'll try to film some of them and put them on our myspace so all you non-Australians can check them out. Tally ho and see you all soon! xo johnny
The band has recently signed to Fat Possum Records. On November 3, 2009 the band posted a song entitled "Up All Night". The song was heard frequently during their tour in the summer of 2009. The band released their second album "Hologram Jams" on March 2, 2010.
Johnny and Cody's state in their infamous Blood Brothers outfit still took advantage of the screaming, which captivates Johnny's 'jaguar' like sounding screams. Their genre differs from their last outfit, taking more of an indie rock approach. As well as baroque pop, art rock, soul, hip-hop, experimental and post-punk.