I just got back from LA, where I remastered Jawbreaker's first full length Unfun lp with the great John Golden. With a 24 bit transfer at a higher sampling rate, the new version sounds great and is closer to the original analog tapes than when we first went to cd way back in 1991. I am still assembling it, and plan on releasing it on iTunes/Rhapsody, etc. (it's never been available online) in a few months, as well as on vinyl and regular old cd on Blackball Records (blackballrecords.com).
I heard from Shredder Records that there's been some speculation as to why we took the record back. To set the record straight, there is no beef between us and Shredder. Mel was one of the first to champion the band and we remain friends. As anyone in a band will tell you, it's always smart to own your own masters, and we now have our complete catalog and will be releasing everything on Blackball Records, including Bivouac and 24 Hour Revenge Therapy eventually. I don't have to tell you that our relationship with Gary at Tupelo/Communion is solid as well, as we continue to use his Revolver Distribution as our exclusive. There. Now, all of this begs the question: will we remaster everything, and if so, will there be bonus tracks? Yes and very likely.
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Adam Pfahler, former drummer of east bay punk band, Jawbreaker has sent another MySpace update on the upcoming reissue of their 1990 album Unfun. The album has been remastered and will be available on vinyl, CD and MP3
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