Fine Chinaís first two albums released by Tooth and Nail Records were so well received by fans and critics alike that they are guaranteed a space in the hearts and shelves of pop-lovers everywhere. In live performance they reveal the truly dynamic range of their albums and show a tenderness and intensity that allows them to powerfully connect with their audience. Fine China have polished their sound in the studio with the unique production talents of Joy Electricís Ronnie Martin on When the World Sings and Starflyer 59ís Jason Martin on You Make Me Hate Music. Thanks to the success of those two records and the hard work that Fine China has put in touring over the years, playing with national acts such as The Faint, Pedro the Lion, Joy Electric and Gene, they have amassed a fan base that has been waiting, not too patiently, for the next step.
In the fall of 2004 the band returned to the studio to record their most poignant practice in the art of pop, a third LP The Jaws of Life. Arizonaís recording virtuoso, Bob Hoag, produced the record with the band and gave it a sound that is more layered and complex, but still distinctly Fine China. And while the album makes sense sonically in the context of their last two records, it certainly defines a new direction for the band. As the title suggest, it is an album about life, and just as certain moments if life leave lasting impressions, so this album subtly grips your psyche. The record is an expression of the complexity of life, but to listen to it is a simple pleasure.