Until the Shaking Stops - A Salute to Jawbox

 

Tracklist

Retisonic - Cooling Card
Pilot to Gunner - 68
Riddle of Steel - U-Trau
Black Cross - Tools and Chrome
The Life and Times - Green Glass
Great Lake Wrecks - Empire of One
The Actual - Static
Colossal - Spit-Bite
Actionslacks - Iodine
Ourselves - Breathe
Traindodge - Tracking
Red Animal War - Cutoff
Fate Heroic - Consolation Prize
Heros Severum - Whitney Walks

About the Record

When the idea for this tribute record first arose in the summer of 2003, we were surprised that there had not been any sort of tribute done to Jawbox in the past. There's no need to reiterate our feelings about Jawbox's importance here, just refer to the liner notes in the record.

Our goal in doing this tribute was to include material represent the entire catalog, and also to have bands from all over the country included on the record. As a result, we managed to have at least two songs from each of the four Jawbox full-length releases. Having a broad representation resulted in what some will feel are obvious omissions (thought was even given to calling the record Un-Savory because of its omission!), but the overall end product shows the breadth and diversity of the Jawbox catalog.

A portion of the proceeds from this project is being contributed to the benefit of the Lupus Foundation of America.

Who's on the Record

New York based Retisonic features former members of Bluetip and Garden Variety. The band contributes "Cooling Card" from the For Your Own Special Sweetheart record. Retisonic records for Silverthree Records.

Arena Rock recording artist Pilot to Gunner weighs in with a B-side. "68" was originally on the Savory +3 EP and appears again on the My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents compilation. Pilot to Gunner is from Brooklyn.

St. Louis based Riddle of Steel, who record on Ascetic Records, contributes "U-Trau" from the Sweetheart record.

Louisville punk mainstays Black Cross recorded "Tools and Chrome," which, as a 7-inch split-released by Dischord and DeSoto, was the original Jawbox release. "Tools and Chrome" re-appears on Grippe. Black Cross records on Equal Vision Records.

Allen Epley's post-Shiner project, The Life and Times, contributes "Green Glass," another track from the Sweetheart record. The Life and Times is from Kansas City and is back with DeSoto Records.

Great Lake Wrecks, an ad-hoc group of Athens musicians, came together as a studio project to record "Empire of One" from the Jawbox record.

The Actual, an Eyeball Records band from Los Angeles, recorded "Static" from the Novelty record.

Also from Novelty is the Colossal contribution, "Spit-Bite." Colossal is from the Chicago area and records on Asian Man Records.

Bi-coastal band Actionslacks serves up a rendition of "Iodine" from Jawbox,. Actionslacks records on Self-Starter Foundation.

Buffalo hardcore legends Snapcase was originally slated to be on the record, but the band called it quits before completing their track. Instead, the offshoot band Ourselves, which features 3/5 of Snapcase, makes their recording debut with "Breathe" from the Sweetheart record.

Traindodge, another Ascetic Records band, contributes "Tracking" from Novelty. Traindodge hail from Oklahoma City.

Dallas-based Red Animal War recorded "Cutoff" from Novelty. Previously on Deep Elm Records, Red Animal War has recently moved to Ice Planet Records.

After Two Sheds Music band Ashen disbanded in 2003, three former members of Ashen re-united in the Atlanta band Fate Heroic. Their first public release is "Consolation Prize" from Grippe.

Heros Severum is the lone representative from the Two Sheds roster. The Athens-based band recorded Sweetheart's "Whitney Walks" for the project.

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