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BELLS≥ & Office of Future Plans are new bands w/ Jawbox members (that are both playing shows this weekend)


Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker’s new band Forgetters play Cake Shop tonight (9/10). It’s one of their many upcoming shows, and while that’s already a good enough reason to head to the Manhattan venue, there’s also another: BELLS≥ play as direct support in what will be their first show ever.

So who the hell is BELLS≥? Zac Barocas of Jawbox sits in behind the kit, with Adam Rizer (Oxford Collapse) on bass, and Chris Ernst/Steve Shodin on guitars. The instrumental band has a new LP due in October entitled There are Crashers (not sure what label, but that’s it pictured above).

One member of Jawbreaker. One member of Jawbox. Together again (for one night at least).

It’s one of two shows that BELLS≥, no relation to BEAK>, will play this weekend. The second is Saturday in Maryland, and features yet another new Jaw-member band on the bill…

“If you’re not familiar with them yet, OFFICE OF FUTURE PLANS is the new band from J ROBBINS (of such legendary bands as Government Issue, Jawbox and Burning Airlines). OOFP has been playing around the Baltimore/D.C. area for the past year or so, and has recently been in the studio working on their debut record. This will be the band’s second-to-last show of 2010 so that J can focus on the upcoming Government Issue reunion and the band can finish recording. Don’t miss this chance to see them!”

That chance to see them, and BELLS≥, takes place at Windup Space in Baltimore

Videos and more info below…

Office of Future Plans – “Ambitious Wrists” live!

BELLS? RECORDING TRAVELOGUE from Chris Ernst on Vimeo.

BELLS≥ tour dates

Friday 10 September 2010 w/Forgetters, et al.
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St, NYC
21+ | $8.00 | 8:00p

Saturday 11 September 2010 w/The Caribbean, Office of Future Plans, and Infinite Honey.
Windup Space
12 West North Ave, Baltimore, MD
21+ | $8.00 | 9:00p

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