Jawbreaker is an American punk rock band active from 1986 to 1996, and again since 2017. The band is considered one of the influential acts of the 1990s emo movement. Following the breakup, the members of Jawbreaker were active in other projects including Jets to Brazil and Whysall Lane. Pfahler continued to issue previously-recorded Jawbreaker material through his Blackball Records label, and public interest in the band continued due in part to nationally charting pop punk and emo acts openly indebted to Jawbreaker's sound. Genres - Punk rock, pop punk, emo. Associated acts - Jets to Brazil, J Church, Horace Pinker, Whysall Lane, The Thorns of Life, Forgetters.