Panther Style is a rock band from Chicago, IL USA. Started by veterans Jeanne McClure, Al Rodis, Dan Lutger, & Melissa Koehl (Mary Tyler Morphine, Siderunners, Dyslexic Apaches, Reptoids) out of a mutual desire to make some beautifully catchy songs that also rocked. Loudly. Drawing influences from The Posies, Big Star, New Order, Lush, Sleater Kinney, along with the seductive feel of screaming tube amps and chest pounding bass from The Cult, Van Halen, Fugazi, and Failure, their sound brings a refreshing blend of sweet melodies and thick distorted guitars all held together with an air-tight driving rhythm. The band has just finished principle recording for their sophomore LP at Electrical Audio with Greg Norman.
Their first LP, ¡Emergencia! was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Like the new record, it was recorded analog to tape with the whole band playing in the same room to capture the warm tones and genuine feel of the band's live sound. "We just want to make records in the same way as some of our favorite classic records," explains drummer Dan Lutger.
Panther Style is:
Jeanne McClure - Vocals/ Bass
Melissa Koehl - Guitar/Vocals
Al Rodis - Lead Guitar
Dan Lutger - Drums
Recorded at B-Side Audio in Chicago IL
Engineered by Neal Ostrovsky
Produced by Panther Style
Mastered by Bob Weston - Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork by Tom Counihan