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THE HUMAN ABSTRACT’S DEAN HERRERA: “WE AREN’T BROKEN UP”

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Dean Herrera Formspring

If there’s one thing you can count on from The Human Abstract (aside from great music), it’s drama: in 2011 alone, the band parted ways with a vocalist, a guitarist, a label, and two managers, to say nothing of all of the controversy in the band’s past. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone that after bassist Henry Selva took to Facebook at the very end of 2011 to announce the band was breaking up, a different member has now issued a statement to the contrary. Guitarist Dean Herrera posted the following message over the weekend on his Formspring page in response to the question, “Would you still have broken up if Travis hadn’t left?”:

as far as im concerned we aren’t broken up, that was Henry going out and spewing the inner workings of the band. We never actually came together and decided anything. I’m still real pissed at him for that. Sure we’re taking time, but that doesn’t mean anything other than that… Taking time.. As far as travis…. who knows… can’t say what might have happened.

I have no idea what to make of this, but at least two things are clear: 1) Dean and Henry have some issues to work out with each other, 2) No one knows for certain what the future of the band is. If I were a betting man I’d put money on The Human Abstract getting together at some point in the future to make music and tour together again, even if they take an extended break. Who ends up being in that lineup is anyone’s guess, but it’d be a shame to let all that talent lie dormant.

-VN

Thanks: Luke Jackson

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