JAWBREAKER is a band that has created many waves in their time. They became fast favorites in The Bay Area, New York and the Los Angeles punk scenes. Raw, poignant and vital, the band carved a niche within the scene as a band that could stand toe to toe with any of the grittier punk outfits while also prov iding a level of dynamics and intensity that garnered them attention outside of the hardcore scene and more into the indie/emo world. At one point considered sellouts (pfft), the band came to an abrupt end not long after their major label debut album Dear You, and it wasn’t until many years later that the band decided to try their hand at it again, and were met with an incredibly welcoming response.
The purpose of a tribute album is to highlight not only the distinction of the original album, but also the influence that band has had across music genres. Dear You is one of the most important examples, blending the worlds of punk and what was to become emo. On Dear Who?, you’ll hear how the music of Jawbreaker has spread itself throughout the current musical landscape all while paying tribute to the album’s legacy.
Dear Who celebrates 25 years of Jawbreaker’s Dear You, with every song reimagined and mangled into something new yet familiar. Featuring bands made of up members of the older guard like Jonah Matranga, Heavy Seas & Middle-Aged Queers alongside a newer generation of bands like Sarchasm, Lousy Advice and Nobody’s Baby, the album has been re-worked to showcase how much the band has influenced musicians across a few generations.
Today, Ghettoblaster is streaming Tulpa Luna‘s cover of “Jet Black.” Check it out here, and check out two previously released covers below (including Jonah Matranga’s version of “Basilica”.
Tulpa Luna (formerly known as Warsaw), is a post-punk band from San Diego featuring former and current members of Ilya, Kata, Goodbye Blue Monday, The Waterline Drift and many more. Tulpa Luna have released three EPs under the name Warsaw and are currently working on their debut full length album. Follow them here.