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Jawbreaker release remixed/remastered version of first demo (listen)


After making a triumphant return at Riot Fest, Jawbreaker‘s major comeback continues. They’re still screening their Don’t Break Down documentary around the world, and they’ve released a remixed/remastered version of their first demo. Here’s what the band writes on Bandcamp:

The first Jawbreaker demo was available on cassette and sold at shows back in the day. Some of these songs went on to be pressed up on splits and comps (“Equalized,” “Split,” “Caroline,” “Better Half”). Others were rerecorded (“Rich,” “Down”). “World Of Shit” with Chris on lead vocal, was never released beyond the original cassette.

The 1″ 16-track analog master was found in a basement in 2016.
J Robbins painstakingly baked and restored the tape before remixing it for improved fidelity. The the lo-fi, low-tech charm remains.
released March 1, 1989

Blake Schwarzenbach – guitar & vocals
Chris Bauermeister – bass & vocals
Adam Pfahler – drums

Produced by Jawbreaker

Recorded & Engineered by Joel Badie & Vinnie Fazarri
at The Studio on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles, CA
February, 1989

Remixed by J Robbins
at The Magpie Cage in Baltimore, MD
January, 2017

Mastered by John Golden
at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA
February, 2017

Listen to the seven-song demo below.

At the New York screening of Don’t Break Down, Blake said there’d be a “95% chance” of a New York show (and shows in other cities too). Stay tuned.

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