Jawbox To Release Vinyl Live At Metro Chicago 2019

After having (re-)released several records by Jawbox-related artists throughout the years (including  Burning Airlines, Channels, Office of Future Plans, Camorra, Report Suspicious Activity, Foxhall Stacks, New Freedom Sound, and the vinyl 2xLP re-issue of the Jawbox album, My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents), Arctic Rodeo Recordings from Hamburg, Germany, is proud to release “Live At Metro Chicago 2019.”

The concert was recorded on the band’s Impartial Overview Tour in 2019 and will be out on October 21 as a deluxe vinyl 2xLP. The entire recording of the Chicago show will be pressed on two vinyl LPs, coming with two booklets including photos taken on the 2019 tour. All items will be housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket. The pressing is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. There are three limited vinyl colors available.

It was recorded at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, July 28, 2019, mixed by J. Robbins at Magpie Cage, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2021, and mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio, June 2021. Listen to it here. Pre-order it here.

Jawbox had this to say about the release:

“When we were making plans for our reunion tour, the subject was raised as to whether we should anticipate a live album, and at the time, our hands being otherwise full enough, we decided to record whatever we could and decide later, if and when there was ever a time or inclination to run through it all.  Then COVID-19 erupted, and we found ourselves with some extra time on our hands, and used some of it to review the shows. 

In the end, we decided on Chicago. It was the last stop on the tour, and for us has always been a kind of touring home-away-from-home, a city we as a band always held close for its friendship, talent, like-mindedness, and heart. 

We were hot those nights, wrapping up two months of shows and a year of rehearsals. Some of the songs might show a bit of over-elation, some a bit of strain, but in the end these are the performances we felt best represented what we had to offer throughout the tour, and what you, the audience, could coax from us for our mutual benefit 

So, we hope you enjoy it. There are many people to thank for their contributions and assistance along the way, but for the purposes of these notes, we’ll just say our friends and family, without whom we would surely not have made it to the Metro or any other stage in 2019. 
And, of course, Thank you.” 

Photo by Shane Gardner