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Glassjaw is an American post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York. It was founded in 1993 around the singer Daryl Palumbo and his partner guitarist Justin Beck.

After a mini-album, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 1997, two albums, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence (2000) and Worship and Tribute (2002) - produced by Ross Robinson propel them to the summit of post-hardcore and melodic hardcore . More albums since 2002 (a 3> still rejected but expected to come out in 2016) while Daryl Palumbo has more strongly committed alongside Dan the Automator in a parallel project, Head Automatica, more electro-pop, far away hardcore. While Beck is investing in Merchdirect.com. Note that Vincent Gallo appears in the clip Cosmopolitan Bloodloss (2002).

On the other hand, glassjaw literally means "glass jaw" . It sometimes refers to American "pain public pain" , those who are often hit, "break the figure" .

The band was formed in 1993 after the meeting of Palumbo and Beck at the camp. Regarding the name, Beck explains: "We had a list of several names, and we were like, choose one of these names and see which one looks the coolest. At the time, we chose a name with two words,. The first name we'd picked and liked was Swiftkick. For me, it was a sick name. But for no reason, Glassjaw stayed. We do not know why ; it just seemed cool. The band performs its first concert in 1994 in Oceanside, NY.

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