"Better Off Alone" by The Breakups

In 2007, vocalist/guitarist Jake Gideon was almost simultaneously ditched by his band and dumped by his long-time girlfriend. Undeterred, he recruited a solid collection of musicians and aptly named them The Breakups. Their music is either a collective power pop wall of sound or layered with soothing acoustics (a la Death Cab For Cutie) but always delivered through an adored geek perspective. Either way, listening to the perpetually-single quintet is a guaranteed good time. Their debut LP is entitled Running Jumping Falling Shouting and was recorded mostly at Gideon’s home studio called The Bait Shop in Hollywood. Highlighting the album is the swift-pop track “Better Off Alone” (obviously they maintain their moniker’s theme rather well) which uses high-pitched synths unapologetically influenced by Motion City Soundtrack:

The Breakups will perform at The Central this Tuesday along with Owls, Dylan Trees, and The Ross Sea Party.

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0 thoughts on “"Better Off Alone" by The Breakups

  1. .angela says:

    i’m totally digging this. got them on repeat this AM!