forgetters / Witches
forgetters Brooklyn NY, USA
Blake Schwarzenbach (guitar/vocals) * ex-Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil,
Caroline Paquita (bass) * ex-Bitchin
Kevin Mahon (drums) * ex-Against Me!
When the incredibly short-lived and much-buzzed about Thorns of Life (who was the new musical project of former Jawbreaker and Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, Daniela Sea and Bay Area figurehead Aaron Cometbus * ex-Crimpshrine / current Pinhead Gunpowder) broke up,.Blake Schwarzenbach announced In august 2009 his involvement in a new band called forgetters. Rumors have also circulated that Thorns of Life had recorded a full-length, Legislators and Prophets, with noted producer J. Robbins. However, one source reports that sessions with Robbins did not go smoothly, while Schwarzenbach promises flatly on his Facebook page that “there is no thorns album… it never got recorded.”
So when forgetters started they a year later had their first recording available, a self-titled double 7” featuring the songs “Vampire Lessons,” “Too Small to Fail,” “Not Funny” and “The Night Accelerates,” this double 7” was released on the band’s own label, Too Small to Fail Records, on September 21, 2010. The band is based in Brooklyn, New York and is obviously associated to Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, The Thorns of Life, Against Me!, Oogle Orphanage and Bitchin. Alongside Schwarzenbach we have ex-Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon and bassist Caroline Paquita from Bitchin’. Theres no doubt about the unique musical style that (not suprisingly) sounds a lot like Jawbreaker or a rougher version of Jets to Brazil.
Witches Athens, USA
from Athens / Georgia. Incredible mix of Neil Young, Wipers/Greg Sage, Breeders, Jones Very/Alloy und shot of Dinosaur JR or something close to it … . great voice, cool desperate and yearning songs … first european tour.