Jets To Brazil, Four Cornered Night

Jonah Bayer

By Jonah Bayer

on 02.01.11 in Reviews

Five years after his swan song with Jawbreaker, Blake released the second album from his next project Jets to Brazil, which was essentially an emo version of Wilco. (I didn’t invent this analogy: Blake professed the alt-rock band’s overarching influence when I interviewed him about this disc upon its release.) From the jangly opener “You’re Having the Time of My Life” to minimalist acoustic ballads like “Empty Picture Frame,” on Four Cornered Night Schwarzenbach stretches out as a songwriter, proving that you can grow up without becoming an adult.