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General information
Genre (s) Indie rock , post hardcore
founding 1989
resolution 1997
Website myspace.com/jawboxdc
Founding members
Vocals, guitar
J. Robbins
Kim Coletta
Adam Wade (1989-1992)
Other members
Guitar, vocals
Bill Barbot (1990-1997)
Zachary Barocas (1992-1997)

Jawbox was an American post-hardcore band from Silver Spring ( Maryland ), which was active from 1989 to 1997.

Band history

Jawbox was founded in 1989 by the previous bassist for the Washington hardcore punk group Government Issue , J. Robbins, Adam Wade (drums) and Kim Coletta. Robbins acted as guitarist and singer in his new band, while Coletta took over bass.

Her first album, Grippe , was recorded in 1990 and released in 1991 by Dischord Records . It contains a cover version of the Joy Division track Something Must Break and was recorded by Girls Against Boys member Eli Janney. After the recordings, Bill Barbot joined as a second guitarist. With this line-up, the group recorded their second album. Novelty was produced by Iain Burgess, who had previously worked primarily with Chicago punk bands like Naked Raygun , Pegboy and Big Black . Drummer Wade left the band shortly thereafter and joined Shudder to Think . He was replaced by Zachary Barocas.

Jawbox left Dischord Records and signed a contract with the major label Atlantic Records . There were further albums in 1994 and 1996. In 1997 the band split and Robbins formed Burning Airlines .




Individual evidence

  1. Jawbox - Profile at Desoto Records (accessed November 26, 2009)

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