Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rainer Maria Calls It Quits

Damn! I just find out about them this year, I'm totally loving their latest record (2006's fantastic Catastrophe Keeps Us Together), and they break up. From Pitchfork Media:
The end of 2006 will also bring the end of Rainer Maria, as the long-running band announced today that they will call it quits after two final shows, taking place December 15 and December 16 at Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church and New York City's Bowery Ballroom. Singer/bassist Caithlin De Marrais, guitarist Kyle Fischer, and drummer William Kuehn released the following statement:

"We are grateful to our new listeners and especially our longtime fans for their endless support and attention. We feel incredibly fortunate to have come up during a unique time in rock music, in a community that grew with us from the Midwest to Brooklyn and beyond. Making records has always been a revelation, and walking onto stage together we found a vision we could share.

"For us, this transition can be nothing short of heartbreaking. But for reasons both musical and personal, the three of us have chosen this time to move on."
You know I'll be at the First Unitarian Church on Dec 15th. As a tribute to the band from this recently converted fan, here's a radio performance from Indie 101 FM earlier this year.
Rainer Maria
Indie 101 Live Performance 2006

Ears Ring
I'll Keep It With Mine
Buy Rainer Maria's records.



Anonymous Jim said...

See you there!

December 03, 2006 5:28 PM  

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