Western Jaguar – “Lake Placid”


“Lake Placid” is the twangy and enjoyable third release from rock quartet Western Jaguar, based out of Mission, British Columbia. Incorporating elements of post-rock, dream-pop, and indie-rock, the band shows some impressive songwriting chops on “Lake Placid”, particularly on the guitar end. The dexterous, fluid guitar twangs mesh wonderfully with the more paced, lush motions of the rhythms and vocals — with the key-laden sparseness at the three-minute mark leading wonderfully into the beautifully expansive final 30 seconds. The War on Drugs comes to mind as a favorable comparison.

The track is one of several highlights off Western Jaguar’s new album Memorial, streaming in full below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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