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   Jakalope: General Info
Member Since11/22/2004
Band Members Dave "Rave" Ogilvie

Chrystal Leigh

Phil Caivano

Matt Warhurst

Sean Stubbs

Allie Sheldan

Suzuki Kid

Dan Moyse

and more...

Influences... a new kind of music with its genesis in industrial music that twists to become a true hybrid genre as it progresses through searing rock to melodic, ethereal pop.
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   About Jakalope

No such thing as mistaken, Just learn from what you're takin And oh be your own strength, your own destination When you stand on belief, tower over defeat - Stand up - you were born for this. ~Anthem 2

Jakalope caught a lot of people off-guard when producer Dave Ogilvie rolled out his industrial pop hybrid back in 2004. Although the producer is a soft-spoken gentleman and father in real life, his work nonetheless precedes him, instilling a subtle sense of trepidation in anyone who's perused a CV that includes Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and Marilyn Manson among others... who knew that the Vancouver-based studio-boffin was as much a sucker for a good pop song as he was an architect of some of the darkest, fin-de-millennium sonic nightmare-scapes to infect popular culture since avant-gardists like Throbbing Gristle gave up trying?

"There's a Michael Jackson influence," confesses the producer/composer/musician with a gentle chuckle, about the third Jakalope album. "I made a conscious effort to look into the type of stuff I enjoy, so there's a very heavy Jackson-factor in there, as well as a bit of a Donna Summer-thing going on."

It's one of the tastier ironies of Ogilvie's catalogue that the pulsating influence of Donna Summer's disco-synth svengali Giorgio Moroder is already felt in some of the more outré work he's done in the past - albeit shrouded in night terrors - but it's also no surprise.

"Moroder's stuff was very influential in everybody's world," he says, "but especially for me, with Moroder being the first to do a lot of electronic stuff. I always had a very weak spot for that, and loved to be able to emulate that in any way. In the past with Jakalope I was trying to really stick to an industrial rock vein, but I'm trying to let it flow a little more with this album, and applying those influences."

If Jakalope's first two albums established a bubblegum meets sheet-metal blueprint for the enterprise, Delicious is a graduation into something a little more substantial, and a little less brazen in its effort to make itself heard. As Ogilvie notes, he's letting the music "flow", which means that Delicious has to some extent designed itself, taking Ogilvie and his cohorts to a slinkier place than Jakalope has occupied before. There's at least one very good reason for the neon-lit and smoke-infused feel of the new material, or, as Ogilvie has it, "the lush, multi-dimensional sound."

"These songs are really written with a lot more attention to the character of Chrystal’s voice," he explains. "It’s a lot more mature, I think. That's one of the things for me – the writing, performance and style has a whole new level of maturity, where before it was simple pop songs with simple vocals."

Chrystal Leigh is Ogilvie's newest muse, now that Katie B. has amicably moved on from her two-album collaboration with Jakalope. Ogilvie came across Leigh when he was petitioning friends and colleagues to find him the new voice. The Vancouverite aced her audition.

"I was blown away by her personality, her voice, and the fact that she's a piano player," recounts Ogilvie, before dishing, "I was dying to have someone to collaborate with, who actually is a musician and not just a singer."

The results of their partnership? It's anointed Jakalope with a Nancy-and-Lee or Serge-and-Jane vibe; adult, knowing, and altogether smoother than the boisterous dance moves of It Dreams and Born 4. Ogilvie had Leigh inaugurate the new Jakalope with a reverent cover of Julee Cruise's "Falling", which turned out every inch as celestial and haunting as the original. But it's the Ogilvie/Leigh compositions that ultimately convince, be it the marriage of modern RnB with needling and distorted guitar in "Madman", the boom box and B-movie organ laced "Cupcake", which suggests a goth Gwen Stefani, the rich and soaring "Delicious", or the gorgeous "Last Song", which gives Ogilvie the chance to exercise his inner-John Barry with a tense string part emerging from a platter of schizoid, Aphex Twin percussive signals and rubbery bass. Throughout these tracks, Leigh establishes herself, unequivocally, as the new voice. "I've always been drawn towards Dave's work and it's nice to finally collaborate with someone I respect and inspires me. If there's one thing Jakalope was missing was a chemistry between music and vocals and I'm excited to be that new voice." Says Leigh. Jakalope has consequently taken an exponential leap forward, giving Ogilvie what he always wanted - an equality between its male and female principles.

"Look at my discography and there's a lot of women I worked with," he says. "And I always loved seeing passionate female performers, and it's really something I think we've been lacking."

"Joni Mitchell was one of my early influences," Ogilvie continues, no doubt much to the surprise of any aging rivet-heads who grew up with Too Dark Park in constant rotation, "with just the power of what she was saying - it spoke to me very deeply. Seeing someone like Shirley Manson, from her onset to what she became, I just always loved to be able to see how someone with such a small demeanor in person can have such control of an audience. I just really, really enjoy that..."

Which brings us to Chrystal.

"The big thing I've always stressed," he concludes, "is that when people see someone on stage, they want to be that person. You don't want the person on stage to be part of the crowd, and Chrystal definitely stands out and is not part of the crowd. I'm so excited to be involved with that. She's someone who takes the reins in her hands and is like, 'Let me take control...'"

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Sep 29 2008 4:10 PM

_Cool cover of Twin Peaks .
Angry Tyler (Death of Water)

Sep 19 2008 11:52 PM

Is that the Twin Peaks theme? Heh, I dig it.
clever ape (LEAKAGE)

Sep 16 2008 5:59 PM

thanx for the add!!!

Sep 16 2008 6:46 AM

I love the 2 demo songs so much, I can't wait for more.
Love you guys.
The Messiah Project

Sep 10 2008 9:50 PM

Hey, LOVE the demos, can't wait to get a taste of some more. Nice to hear you again Chrystal, you sound fantastic, as usual.
VGIR Promotions

Sep 8 2008 11:13 PM

Hey! :)

Thanks for adding us! We will post your banner on our page. And if you guys have any upcoming shows let us know and we will add them to our page.

<3 Amy & Megan

Sep 7 2008 1:27 AM

I truly adore Falling.. Delicious doesn't do it for me at all though =(

Hope to hear more stuff soon!

Sep 7 2008 5:40 PM

Hey guys, just listened to your tracks... great stuff!. This is Steve Krasz from EASY SLEEZY inviting you to check out our myspace, Please let us know what you think.


Sep 5 2008 7:41 AM

Fantastic music. Great work.
The Grand Panic

Sep 6 2008 2:43 AM

dave rave! i grew up with your songs and production, come check out what u've influenced...cheers man!

Sep 3 2008 7:40 AM

Wow, that's a wonderful cover of "Falling"!

Sep 2 2008 7:20 PM

Thank you for adding me.
Greetings from Japan・MADOKA
Jakalope Rules

Aug 20 2008 7:30 PM

hey! i was wondering if you could tell me what the lyrics in the background at the end of the song Delicious are.
Arm the Ordinary

Aug 27 2008 12:54 AM

not without a tongue
Stephanie Paige Norton

Aug 31 2008 1:18 PM

Thanks for the add.I dig the tunes.
Hope all is well and rockin!xxox

Aug 31 2008 4:54 PM


Aug 24 2008 11:09 PM

Mary and The Black Lamb

Aug 19 2008 7:56 AM

hey guys! so excited for the new album!

We've posted 2 pre-album songs that are very nin/jakalope(HEY! thats you:D) inspired, we hope you enjoy them! The album will be out by the end of september, be excited, we are. have a good week!
Love Lindz Riot

Aug 19 2008 5:58 PM

hey rave
i need help getting some bands to play at the bar i work at in SF called the Retox lounge.... very punk rock basement underground space
hook me up
ps miss you, its been forever

Aug 15 2008 8:19 AM

AMOR SECO was here...

Is Online

Aug 16 2008 11:08 AM

Greetings from Amish Country
Lancaster County, PA
Really cool music you got there
Wishing you the greatest success with it!

Aug 14 2008 8:09 AM

hi !!! fanks for the add !! your sounds are coul, i good like, good continuance !!
Jello Harpers

Aug 14 2008 3:23 PM

Thanks for the support.....
Hoping you are having an excellent summer full of joy and all your friends, too.
Rock for a free world full of music and passion.....

Modern Warfare

Aug 14 2008 5:48 AM

hey, thanks for the add

Aug 12 2008 11:58 AM

Hey guys

Thanks for stopping by and for the add.
We think you sound about a few more tracks?
All the best from London.



Aug 7 2008 6:05 PM

Thx for the add ;)


Aug 7 2008 3:11 AM




Aug 6 2008 5:30 AM

Delicious has REALLY grown on me! Let us download it Jakalope!
EliteKore Music Promotions

Aug 5 2008 4:59 AM

Hey guys, we changed our site name to www. rockedagain. com
Hope to see you there.
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strange world’s end

Aug 5 2008 11:49 AM

Thanks for the add!

Your music is so great!

Henry Bliss & The Sidewalkers

Aug 5 2008 12:45 PM

Hey !

Thanks for the friendship and welcome on our page ;)

Have a pleasant day!

Henry Bliss

Aug 5 2008 2:21 PM

ho boy... will I have to change my name?

Falling is soooo depressing, so lame!

Send me back my sweet Katie B!
Single Lens Reflex

Aug 4 2008 11:46 PM

hello Jackalope. hope all is well up north. stay creative.


Aug 4 2008 3:32 AM

HIZMI (Takeharu Ishimoto) CC FF VII on iTunes!

Aug 2 2008 5:08 PM

You Rock!

Aug 2 2008 6:20 PM

Stephy ☆ 스태파니

Jul 30 2008 5:05 AM

Thanks for adding me, Jakalope. :3 The new songs are pretty interesting.
My favorite song from Jakalope will alays be Light After Night!

Jul 28 2008 2:08 AM

rave, come to sf
i miss you

Jul 26 2008 6:14 AM

Love the new tunes!!! COME TO TORONTO!!!
HIZMI (Takeharu Ishimoto) CC FF VII on iTunes!

Jul 25 2008 6:33 PM

You rock!

Jul 2 2008 12:39 AM

hey hello guys we invite you to hear our new songs, greetings from mexico cya. we are in contact.

Jul 23 2008 12:27 PM

Awaking Add..

Hi Jakalope.
Thanks for the add!
The sense is a good, Wonderful work & Page!!
My best regards in the future.

Jul 22 2008 6:55 PM


Jul 19 2008 10:34 AM

As the old Snoop Dogg proverb goes: G's up and Hoe's down. And by G's I mean vocals, and by Hoe's I mean kik drum......HOLLA!!
HIZMI (Takeharu Ishimoto) CC FF VII on iTunes!

Jul 20 2008 9:41 AM

Love your music!
Tis I

Jul 21 2008 12:32 AM

Feck yes!! Finally some new tracks! Good to hear your voice again Chrystal - you go girl!!! Can't wait to you guys live!
Riki Matthews

Jul 21 2008 3:09 AM

Groovy new tunes!

Jul 21 2008 6:54 AM

Thanx for add.
www. myspace. com/jarellmetal
Closing Iris

Jul 19 2008 7:38 AM

Fighting Zero (is on iTunes!!)

Jul 20 2008 12:06 AM

Thank you for adding us!!

From the producer of Tool, System of a Down, and Powerman 5000 comes Fighting Zero.

Our Debut EP is available on:
iTunes (Worldwide)
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