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Vinyl Emergency

Musicians, album collectors, record label owners, LP manufacturers and beyond share their stories about how the medium of vinyl has shaped their lives and careers. Previous guests include Hozier, Rosanne Cash and Ted Leo plus members of Foo Fighters, Wilco, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jawbox and Hall & Oates, as well as cast and crew from NBC's "The Office" and AMC's "Breaking Bad."
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Mar 19, 2019

Without the influence of J. Robbins, the indie-rock landscape from the 90's through today would be missing a specific tonality, seeped heavily in both nuance and bite. From his songwriting and musicianship in bands like Jawbox, Channels and Burning Airlines to his production/engineering work with The Promise Ring, Jets to Brazil, Texas Is The Reason, Shiner, The Dismemberment Plan and a slew of others, he's a widely respected architect of the sound we know as post-punk. Hot off the recent announcement of Jawbox's upcoming summer tour (the band's first in over 20 years), J. discusses his early love for orchestral soundtracks, how he feels the Jawbox of 2019 can be a better band than they were during their initial run, and why his one-off collaboration a decade ago with Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla for NPR remains one of his lifelong favorite experiences. Online, you can visit www.jawbox.band for their schedule, social media, merchandise and discography, as well as jrobbins.bandcamp.com. 

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