Thursday, December 07, 2006The Organ Grinder
One of this years' most promising bands, The Organ, have split up. They announced it on their website and their MySpace earlier today:
We are sad to announce that we're breaking up. We want to thank our friends, fans, and family for all the support you gave to us. Thank you.
Shelby, Jenny, Katie, Debora, and Shmoo.
I feel very lucky that I got to see them on that sweaty night at Knaack Club in Berlin. When the music is as dark and as laden with hopelessness as theirs, it shouldn't be surprising that they weren't happy (as a band)!
I'll upload a commemorative mp3 later this evening when my sleeping flatmate who has the CD in her room wakes up!
And in terms of death and new life, a very exciting old new arrival will be hitting London for a five night residency. Yes, THE ARCADE FIRE!!! are playing three nights at St John's Church, SW1 - 29th, 30th and 31st January. And then two nights at Porchester Hall (near Paddington) on 1st and 2nd February! With my dissertation being handed in on 1st February, you can guess how I'll be celebrating (subject to getting tickets tomorrow at 9am!).