Brattelboro Vermont's Jawbone Family make the jukebox hits of a forgotten generation, or maybe the jukebox hits of a far-off planet. "Family Matters" is 76 minutes of surrealistic nostalgia-pop embedded in a web of electric noise freakouts like diamonds in a mineshaft. Minimal drums and twanging guitars and driving bass lines somehow come together into kind of miraculously well-crafted pop songs, only to be blown to bits by a sloppy-as-fuck guitar solo or Luke and Francis's atonal wailing. This is punk rock like Indiana Jones would make it, bounced off the moon and received in a tin bowl. edition of 100, C76, $5 + shipping.
[CD-R reissue out now from SPIRIT OF ORR!]