Jawbreaker are reunited for the first time in 21 years, with plans to play Riot Fest, and they just warmed up for the festival with a secret show in Albany, California last night (8/3). As Stereogum points out, they played the 200-capacity Ivy Room, opening with frontman Blake Schwarzenbach reading the John Keats poem “Ode On A Grecian Urn” before the band went into "The Boat Dreams From the Hill." Attendee Kris Moya posted that the setlist also included "West Bay Invitational," "Condition Oakland," "Jet Black," "Chemistry," "Save Your Generation," and "Boxcar." Watch videos of the show below -- they sound great!
Blake was recently interviewed for the Missing Words podcast, where he talked about why the band finally decided to reunite, the struggles of re-learning the songs, and anyone accusing the band of "selling out" by reuniting.
There's also a Jawbreaker documentary premiering on August 11 at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in San Francisco.
The Boat Dreams From the Hill
West Bay Invitational
Save Your Generation