Jawbox Reunite On Fallon
I’d suggested you dust-off your copy of Novelty for D.C. post-hardcore quartet (and recent Death Cab collaborators?) Jawbox’s Jimmy Fallon-facilitated reunion, but since the group just reissued For Your Own Special Sweatheart, it makes sense they focused on that album last night. They did the collection’s “Savory” on air and rehearsed For Your opener “FF=66″ along with “Desert Sea” from the self-titled fourth album and “68” which backed the initial “Savory” single and can be found on My Scrapbook Of Fatal Accidents, etc. We have three of the four tracks for your viewing pleasure/nostalgia crash. J. Robbins sported a “Fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy” as homage to his son, Cal. And Trenchmouth and Sleater-Kinney members (see stage right during “Savory”) were in the house. According to Jimmy, this is a one-off in the truest sense: there are no secret gigs planned, no reunion tour — just yesterday afternoon’s dress rehearsal, and last night’s televised performance. That increases the stakes on these embeds a little.