Over the past couple weeks I've come to notice a slight trend with my some of my favourite bands. It is an unfortunate trend, one that has in fact brought me to tears in some cases.
This first came about when I heard the announcement of Go Radio's breakup. On October 6th, the band made their official statement that they would no longer be playing together as Jason has decided to move away from life on the road to focus on his family. This came as quite a shock to me and did reduce me to tears. I have been listening to this band so they first started creating music, having caught wind of them from when Jason played with Mayday Parade. I remembering trying to search for information or songs of theirs only to find things relating to radio stations. Needless to say, I am quite glad I was able to see them live before they disbanded and I will miss their music very much.
Sleeping With Sirens:
It came to my attention late last night (or was it early this morning?) that Jesse Lawson would be leaving Sleeping With Sirens. He has stated in his announcement that he is going to focus on his family and his next musical ventures. While I have only recently started listening to them it does sadden me that the band will be losing their ging. I see people on their facebook page that seem to be wondering about the tour and what not, but I'm sure that Jesse and the guys talked about it before hand. It's not like it was a spur of the moment decision. There were likely discussions and ideas in the works of what would happen after the announcement.
I haven't been following Breathe Carolina much lately, my focus having been steered more away from their style and towards a softer variety of alternative music. But it still surprised me to find out that Kyle would be leaving the group. Just like with the other two, he's leaving so he can focus on his family. Having just had a baby, he must be super excited that he gets to see more of the little girl. Sad to see him go, but alas, such is life.
So, is there any other bands that have had announcements recently that I don't know about? Because I'd really like to know. I haven't been so good with keeping up with the bands I like lately because of being so busy.