Life Of A Spuckle

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Jets To Brazil - Psalm

After spending the better part of the '90s as the frontman for Jawbreaker, Blake Schwarzenbach had decided to move to New York and become a writer. But on the night of Jawbreaker's last show ever, Schwarzenbach met Jeremy Chatelain, whose own band Handsome was about to hit the skids. The two met up in Brooklyn a few months later and, with former Texas Is the Reason drummer Chris Daly, initiated a new project - Jets to Brazil.

With the 1998 release of their first LP, Orange Rhyming Dictionary, Jets to Brazil surprised most with their fresh and excitingly powerful breed of music.

Jets To Brazil - Resistance Is Futile

Jets To Brazil - Starry Configurations

As the bandmembers became more comfortable with their expanding sound, the world could see something quite intriguing evolve. Jets to Brazil followed up with Four Cornered Night in August 2000. Adding a second guitarist (Brian Maryansky), some epic piano parts, and even cello.

Jets To Brazil - You're Having The Time Of My Life

Jets To Brazil - Your X Rays Have Just Come Back From The Lab And We Think We Know What Your Problem Is

Two years later, the band returned with their darkest, most inspirational material to date; Perfecting Loneliness appeared in October 2002 and reflected tightened musicianship from the band.

Jets To Brazil - Perfecting Loneliness

Jets To Brazil - Cat Heaven

In March 2003 the band announced the addition of Matt Torrey, filling the drum spot left vacant by Chris Daly's late fall departure, before finally breaking up later in that year. JetsToBrazilOnline.com has disappeared with the end of the band, but a fansite still survives.

2 Comments:

  • Thank you for the fine synopsis and good sample choices on one of my favorite bands of the 00's. These tunes are a good intro for those not familiar. JTB fans might be interested to know Jeremy Chatalain's band, Cub Country has put out two fantastic albums: High Uinta High (2002) and Stay Poor Stay Happy (2004).

    By Blogger nffcnnr, at 04 January, 2006 14:50  

  • Cheers for the input, I'll have to check out Cub Country :)

    By Blogger spuckle, at 05 January, 2006 10:00  

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