Jivaro Barber

Jivaro Barber

 New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Three piece band in our mid twenties. Music with a raw, grimy feel and a debt to classic rock/soul/funk/new wave. Alt rock with some soul, our own sound but your welcome to listen along.


If your needs involve a sound that resembles some sort of Spoon/Dinosaur Jr/Kinks/Iggy Pop/Tom Petty/Band o' Horses/Police mish mosh with a Motown-inspired groove at the core of it and vocals that sound like The Monkees trying to do disgruntled and disillusioned, then we're your guys.

As for us... We'll spare you the standard-bio histrionics. You know, the ones about how abuncha dudes clawed out of the primordial ooze in St. Nowheresville, USA suburbia and formed an epic Yalta-style alliance with thunderous verses and earth-shattering choruses. We're a new band, but we've been in others, and we're not hacks. I promise. We've seen the toes tap, the heads bop, heard the "Hey man, that was cool"s afterward, and made sure to say thank you. Our songs aren't complicated, but we actually dig in and play our instruments like we mean it.

Fun fact: Thylacines were a bizarre-looking canine from Australia and Tasmania that had died off completely by 1936, the last one kept in captivity until it died. Technically, it wasn't declared extinct until the 80's, and a supposed sighting is akin to seeing Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, et al.


Goes to Show - streaming, available for listening here and our Myspace

EP on the way...

Set List

Approximately one hour of original material, with covers
scattered in such as:

Feel the Pain - Dinosaur Jr.
Laredo - Band of Horses
I'm Not Like Everybody Else - Kinks
Rhthm & Soul - Spoon
Feathers - The Twilight Singers
Miles Iz Ded - The Afghan Whigs
Ten Cent Pistol/Set You Free - The Black Keys