Music / Glassjaw

Glassjaw is a Post-Hardcore band from Long Island, New York. The band was founded in 1992 and has released two albums so far: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence (hereby abbreviated as EYEWTKAS - released in 2000) and Worship And Tribute (2002), both, especially Worship and Tribute, regarded as classics within their genre. They are know for putting on chaotic live shows and for their frequent lineup changes.

Current members:

  • Daryl Palumbo- lead vocals
  • Justin Beck- guitars
  • Manuel Carrero- bass
  • Durijah Lang- drums

Tropes:

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: Any time Daryl uses clean vocals, but it manages to work.
  • Breakup Song: Most of EYEWTKAS is made up of these. Definitely not the resigned "I wish you the best" kind, either. Daryl had gone through an extremely tough breakup.
  • Broken Record: "Pack your shit, leave, and take my memories of her with you/Pack your shit, leave, and take my memories of her with you/Pack your shit, leave and take my memories of her with you/Pack your shit, leave and take my memories of her with you..."* Careful with That Axe
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Well, more of a Cluster Whore Bomb, really. They probably use "whore" on EYEWTKAS more than they use the f-bomb. Very much dialed back with their more sophisticated Worship and Tribute.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: Averted. The band encourage fans to steal EYEWTKAS off the internet rather than give money to Roadrunner Records by purchasing it. This is due to an ugly spat between the band and Roadrunner after the recording of their first album.
Epic Rocking: Stations of the New Cross (6:55), Two Tabs of Mescaline (6:09 without the hidden track), and "Vermont Connection/The Chapter 7 Test or the Ephesians Were Right After All (7:12)
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