Glassjaw (stylized as GlassJAw or GlassJaw) are an influential Long Island-Based Post-Hardcore band that have released two LPs and several EPs, some of which were done through independent and often bizarre methods of Marketing (Such as sending obscure formats of vinyl to seemingly random people through out the world, each of which containing a new track)
The band's first release, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence, displayed a dissonant but melodic style of agressive hardcore, marking a blue print for the style found in many Post-Hardcore bands today. The record also displayed an Emo-like style of lyrics regarding a broken relationship, being referred to as a "break-up album" and a fan favorite within the fans of the scene. The band's second release, Worship and Tribute, featured a drastic change of style; The screamed vocals were largely toned down in favor of odd, out-of-tune singing which the vocalist, Daryl Palumbo, often cites as being inspired by Mike Patton. The songwriting was more experimental in nature, as well as groove-based. The album received fairly warm reception upon release, but the time has made it go down as one of the best post-hardcore albums ever made, according to many.
After several years of inactivity, including several line-up changes and a three-year hiatus, the band was back with a revised take on their sound on the release of Our Color Green (The Singles), along side their most experimental release to-date, Coloring Book, in which they incorporated several elements of Electronic-based music into the mix. Since then, the band has continued to perform live shows, but no word thus far has been made about new material, despite comments from Palumbo stating that it will eventually come, since "[They] are a band, that's what [they] do"
On the side, Daryl Palumbo is one of the several rumored members from the Powerviolence-supergroup United Nations, something that is supported by him being reportedly a chilhood friend of Geoff Rickly, vocalist of aforementioned band and only member in it not contractually obligated to remain anonymous.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence (2000)
Worship and Tribute (2002)
Our Color Green (The Singles) (2011)
Coloring Book (2011)
Daryl Palumbo - Vocalist
Justin Beck - Lead Guitar
Manuel Carrero - Bass
Durijah Lang - Drums, Percussion