Probably because their new album is a piece of shit :o. Regardless, I thought this would be their year for Sasquatch and I was stroked to see 'em and this is a bummer.
I'm still kind of shocked at how utterly boring that album was, there was nothing memorable at all on there. I'm glad they're breaking up rather than trying to go on without mark McGuire, he was my favorite part of the band.
Post by badchoices on Jan 22, 2013 16:19:32 GMT -8
I thought this was interesting about This Town Needs Guns
The band has released the following statement (cut and pasted):
"With a new year, a new album and a new line up comes a new name for This Town Needs Guns. 2013 is a year of change for the band and we are taking what we feel is a positive step forward. From this point on we will simply be known as TTNG.
"Over the years, many of you have asked where the band name comes from. As a band originating in Oxford, UK, 'This Town Needs Guns' was simply a name chosen by a group of friends wanting to make music together. At the time, this name was not considerd particularly offensive and indeed was an ironic statement given the setting of such a historic and cultural city as Oxford.
"Context plays a big part in the way a band name such as 'This Town Needs Guns' may be perceived. In the UK, guns are not present. Ordinarily, our police force do not even carry guns. Within this context, an idea such as a town needing guns seems too absurd to be taken seriously.
"However, eight years on, things have changed. With our music now finding new cultures, the irony of the name is no longer implicit. Also, in light of the controversy over gun ownership in the US as well as tragic shootings there and elsewhere in the world, we want to distance ourselves from a band name which we are now uncomfortable with.
"We hope this change of name doesn't disappoint anyone. It is the music that is important, not the name. As Shakespeare's Juliet said 'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'"
Post by badchoices on Jan 23, 2013 19:13:25 GMT -8
Fucking horrible news for me today. Cedric Bixler Zavala (everybody's favorite person to hate on this forum) went on a twitter spree this evening basically saying The Mars Volta is over. This makes the Bosnian Rainbows announcement today bittersweet because I would much rather have The Mars Volta even though I really dig Bosnian Rainbows. My favorite band is now done it appears. I will get unexpectedly drunk tonight. Got some bottles of beer from the store and will drown my sorrows.
Well if it's any consolation the only time I saw them headline was pretty fucking awful, and I would wager that Deloused in the Comatorium has been equally important to you and I. Their best performance that I saw was opening for System of a Down. They absolutely blew SOAD out of the water that night.
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Post by badchoices on Jan 23, 2013 19:32:16 GMT -8
That does make me feel better. I saw them on that tour in Seattle and that was my first experience. So fucking good. Empty thanks for keeping my head up. I am going to now go drink and spin all of their vinyl. Have a good evening