With all the hopeful talk of defunct ’90s band revivals (even one that inspired a band name in and of its own reunion), the reissue of Jawbox’s 1996 self-titled album is about as reminiscent as it gets. Dischord and Desoto records are set to release the eponymous LP, which was the band’s second major label release—and consequently their last—allowing fans to grab a new physical copy of the long out-of-print album.
The coinciding release of the single “Mirrorful” is a reminding testament of the band’s lasting influence, which incorporates seamless flourishes; from bass-driven verses to hazily distorted choruses, all juxtaposed against the clean fortitude of J. Robbins’ emotive vocals. Much like a revisit to Jawbreaker’s Dear You, (who shared a split 7-inch with Jawbox in 1991), and the undying anticipation of an actual reunion, it’s nice to see one of the ’90s best bands get the reissue treatment from one of the generation’s best labels.
Jawbox’s self-titled will be released on September 22. You can stream “Mirrorful” below.