To me Jawbox is an awful lot like the band Seaweed. Not really in terms of what each band sounds like, but in the way that both were pretty popular bands in the 90's that I completely blew off for some reason. With Seaweed I corrected that problem and am now the proud owner of every LP and 7" of theirs. Now I'm beginning to see that I'm going to be headed down that same path with Jawbox.
This first 7" in the collection (well aside from the Jawbreaker split that has been in the Jawbreaker section for 100 years) is Tongues. Pretty much the easiest, cheapest one to find, but man is it a good one. Two great melodic songs with dynamic guitars and a real comforting 90's vibe that just makes me so damn happy.
This is likely the beginning of a slippery slope. I have actually picked up a few of the Jawbox LPs already as well, I'll be reviewing 2 of them in the next few weeks.
Jawbox - Tongues:
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Jawbox - Tongues 7"