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Members of Jawbreaker, Texas is the Reason, and Handsome hash out one of the most riveting debut records we’ve ever heard, braiding punk rock bravado with a pop consciousness, post-modern style, and the poetic literary flair that hurled Blake Schwarzenbach into the songwriting elite. Worth it alone to wallow in the album’s climactic refrain of “You keep fucking up my life!” If it doesn’t send a shiver to your spine, call the medics.

Blake Schwarzenbach: Typing, Recitation, Strings, Keys
Jeremy Chatelain: Bass, Harmony
Chris Daly: Drums, Directions

Recorded August 1998
Released October 1998

Recorded at Easley, Memphis, TN
Engineered by J. Robbins & Stewart Sikes
Produced by J. Robbins
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, NJ
Layout by Jason Gnewikow
Photography by Chrissy Piper

1. Crown of the Valley
2. Morning New Disease
3. Resistance is Futile
4. Starry Configurations
5. Chinatown
6. Sea Anemone
7. Lemon Yellow Black
8. Conrad
9. King Medicine
10. I Typed For Miles
11. Sweet Avenue