Vinyl Colour: black Release: 2015 Label: DESOTO Records
This self-titled full-length was the final output from Washington, DC's Jawbox and was originally released in 1996 on Atlantic subsidiary TAG with the band calling it quits soon after in February 1997. While their previous album, "For Your Own Special Sweetheart," presented the band's music in a straightforward and unembellished state, this self-titled release found the group more open to experimentation. Arrangement-wise, it contains some of the band's densest compositions, but also some of its most concise and tuneful songwriting. While the basic tracks were recorded more or less live, the songs were later augmented with sounds - toy drum kit, Hammond B3 organ and saxophone - that were outside of the band's established palate.