Jawbreaker

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Jawbreaker is an emo/punk rock band based in San Francisco, CA's Mission District, although the band's members, Blake Schwarzenbach (vocals/guitar), Chris Bauermeister (bass), and Adam Pfahler (drums), actually came together at New York University in the mid 1980's. The band's first release was 1989's "Whack & Blite" 7" on their own Blackball Records. The band released 3 LPs and made appearances on different compilations for various independent labels before signing to a major label, DGC, at the end of 1994. However, their major label debut, "Dear You", failed to expand their audience and brought cries of "sell out" their punk rock fan base. This, coupled with already-present interpersonal tensions within the band that had reached the breaking point caused the band to split in 1996. Following the split, the members performed with other acts, most notably Blake's Jets To Brazil. Blake and Chris also returned to college to pursue various degrees while Adam resurrected Blackball Records to reissue much of Jawbreaker's out of print music as well as putting out records by other bands he has been involved with.

The band reunited in 2017.
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Albums

none Jawbreaker - Demo #1 album art Jawbreaker Demo #1 Not On Label (Jawbreaker Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Jawbreaker - Demo #2 album art Jawbreaker Demo #2 (Album) Not On Label (Jawbreaker Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Jawbreaker - Demos album art Jawbreaker Demos(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Jawbreaker Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
SHRED SEVEN, SH-07 Jawbreaker - Unfun album art Jawbreaker Unfun (Album) Shredder SHRED SEVEN, SH-07 US 1990 Sell This Version
COMMUNION 38-1, TUPELO 38-1, RTD 301.0038.1 28, COMM 38-1, TUP 38-1 Jawbreaker - Bivouac album art Jawbreaker Bivouac (Album) Communion Label, Tupelo Recording Company, Rough Trade Records GmbH, Communion Label, Tupelo Recording Company COMMUNION 38-1, TUPELO 38-1, RTD 301.0038.1 28, COMM 38-1, TUP 38-1 UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
tup 49-4, comm 49-4 Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy album art Jawbreaker 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (Album) Tupelo Recording Company, Communion Label, Rough Trade Records GmbH tup 49-4, comm 49-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
DGCC-24831 Jawbreaker - Dear You album art Jawbreaker Dear You (Album) DGC DGCC-24831 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Allied No. 100 Jawbreaker - Live 4/30/96 album art Jawbreaker Live 4/30/96 (Album) Blackball Records Allied No. 100 US 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Shred Fifty Jawbreaker - Busy album art Jawbreaker Busy (Single) Shredder Shred Fifty US 1989 Sell This Version
BB 001 Jawbreaker - Whack & Blite E.P. album art Jawbreaker Whack & Blite E.P. (EP) Blackball Records BB 001 US 1989 Sell This Version
NIR008 Jawbreaker - Jawbreaker / Samiam album art Jawbreaker / Samiam Jawbreaker / Samiam - Jawbreaker / Samiam No Idea Records NIR008 US 1991 Sell This Version
SFLS03 Jawbreaker - Air Waves Dream / With Or Without U-2 album art Jawbox / Jawbreaker Jawbox / Jawbreaker - Air Waves Dream / With Or Without U-2 (Single) Selfless Records SFLS03 US 1991 Sell This Version
TUP 35-1, COMM 35-1, RTD 301.0035.0 16 Jawbreaker - Chesterfield King album art Jawbreaker Chesterfield King Tupelo Recording Company, Communion Label, Rough Trade Records GmbH TUP 35-1, COMM 35-1, RTD 301.0035.0 16 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Jawbreaker - Better Half / Sanctuary album art Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine - Better Half / Sanctuary Skene! Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4767 Jawbreaker - Fireman album art Jawbreaker Fireman (Maxi) DGC PRO-CD-4767 US 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

BB-003-LP Jawbreaker - Etc. album art Jawbreaker Etc. (Comp) Blackball Records BB-003-LP US 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

PRO-C-4774 Jawbreaker - Lurker II: Dark Son Of Night album art Jawbreaker Lurker II: Dark Son Of Night(Cass, Promo) DGC PRO-C-4774 US 1995 Sell This Version
pro-cd-4837 Jawbreaker - Save Your Generation album art Jawbreaker Save Your Generation(CD, Promo) DGC pro-cd-4837 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4862 Jawbreaker - Accident Prone album art Jawbreaker Accident Prone(CD, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-4862 US 1996 Sell This Version