This year marks the tenth anniversary of Superheaven releasing their debut album, Jar. To celebrate, the band have announced a new reissue of the record, due out April 28th from Run For Cover Records. With updated artwork and two bonus tracks—“Siblings,” a Jar-era one-off single and “Lucky,” a vinyl-exclusive b-side from the LP sessions—the reissue is an essential showcase of one of the most important releases in Run For Cover’s classic-packed catalog.
Released in 2013, Jar was a highly anticipated breakthrough album from the eastern-Pennsylvania four piece. Superheaven, along with contemporaries like Balance and Composure, Basement, and Title Fight, led the way with a new wave of heavy-yet-tuneful rock coming out of the punk scene. Working with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, the songs showcase a talent for writing songs that are equal parts towering guitars and emotionally charged hooks–all mixed with the size and clarity of major label grunge breakthrough records like Nirvana’s Nevermind or Failure’s Fantastic Planet.
Will Yip discussed his relationship with Jar, saying: “Jar will always be one of the most important records of my life. When someone asks me about my favorite records I’ve ever produced, Jar is always in that list. From the second we tracked demos for this record, I knew Jar was going to be a classic. The band was so ahead of the curve with their songwriting, their sonic identity, and their realness. Everything they’ve ever done was 100% them. The band pushed me on a sonic level and I couldn’t be more grateful, it really help me with making a mental blue print on how to build a perfect feeling rock record. Jar forever.”
Superheaven will also be performing the album in full at a run of Jar anniversary shows in the spring. See full itinerary below.
Jar (10 Year Anniversary Edition) is due out April 28th via Run For Cover Records. Digital advances are available for review purposes. Please email [email protected].
04/08 Richmond, VA @ LTC Fest
05/11 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 *
05/12 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
05/13 Las Vega, NV @ Sick New World
05/19 New York, NY @ Elsewhere +
05/20 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer +
05/21 Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre +
05/22 Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre +
* w/ Cloakroom, Slumped
+ w/ Cloakroom, Pony