… I barely knew ya!
This is sad news since I had pegged The New Frontiers to fill in for The Damnwells as that band seems to be on a permanent hiatus (though an Alex Dezen album of some sort is supposedly in the mixing phase right now). Both bands have a rural rock sound without coming across as too alt.country, though I wouldn’t mind if either band indulged a bit in the twang!
This song (“Mirrors”) reminds me a lot of my friends in Bel Auburn (who seem to be missing from the scene as well … please don’t say THEY’VE broken up too).
Another great one (“Walking on Stones”).
And the one that’s going to end up on my “Favorite Tracks of 2008” mix (“Black Lungs”).
Here’s the official word from the band:
It’s never fun to tell people news they don’t want to hear so I’ll get right to it: The New Frontiers are quitting. It’s been a priceless experience, writing music together and sharing it with all of you in our travels across America, but the time has come for us to move on to other things. There are so many people out there that we couldn’t possibly thank you all for the support you’ve given us through the years. Giving us a place to stay on tours, making care packages for us, coming out to shows, buying records, feeding us, the list really does go on and on… We could not have done it for as long as we did without you. We’ll be playing a couple final shows here on the home front in Dallas and we would love to see any and all of you who can make it out. Thanks for taking part in the life of our band. We will miss you all…
The New Frontiers