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SubRosa Is Breaking Up/ Going on Hiatus/ Whatever You Wanna Call It

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We shoulda seen the writing on the wall: before today, SubRosa hadn’t updated their Facebook page since last July, and we haven’t gotten an official press release about them since 2016, when they released their last studio album, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages. Still, they were touring as recently as last year, so we did not see this coming: in a lengthy statement released via Facebook, the band has announced that they’re “calling it quits (for now),” primarily because they wanna put their energy into other creative endeavors.

I’m glad they’re not being a bunch of sillies and shutting the door on the idea on ever playing together again (because, as I’ve said about billion times now, every band reunites eventually). I’m not so glad that SubRosa will cease to exist (for now) while every band on Spotify’s New Core playlist marches onward (for now). That’s a real bummer.

You can read the band’s entire statement below:

“To all of our beautiful, supportive fans and friends,

“After a magical 13-year run, SubRosa is calling it quits (for now). Rebecca decided she wanted to focus on her solo project, The Keening, and Kim, Sarah, Levi and Andy have all been able to focus their creative energies on other musical ventures. We would never have experienced our dreams as reality without you, and we cannot thank you enough. Rather than despairing over what is lost, we want to continue this journey with you. We are all on fire right now writing new music:

“• Kim and her partner are soon releasing their noise/doom/electro-magma love child into the world as Teleprom.

“Bandcamp: https://teleprom.bandcamp.com/releases

“• Andy is about to put out a new record with his 2-piece Bass and Drums band DØNE.

“Bandcamp: https://donebandmusic.bandcamp.com/

“• Sarah and Zachary Livingston from Minsk are releasing the first Asphodel Wine album “Slowdance Macabre” – a dynamic sonic narrative of love, passion, fire and the perils of consciousness – early next year, and are already writing their second album.

“Instagram: @asphodelwine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asphodelwine/

“• Rebecca has started writing music for her solo project The Keening.

“Instagram: @thekeeningmusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekeeningmusic/

“• And last but not least, Andy, Kim, Levi, and Sarah are writing an album that is heavier than a truckload of lead bricks. Our band is unnamed as of this announcement, but we will keep you posted on that.

“If you ever came to a SubRosa show, listened to a song, gave us a place to crash, booked a show, promoted our music, or worked with us in any way, you were part of our dream. In particular, we’d like to thank our label owners and booking agents: Chris BruniNathan CarsonNanouk de Meijere and Ola Blomkvist, for supporting us continually through the years.

“We love you.”

[via The PRP]

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