Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Adebisi Shank RIP

Not a ton to say, right now namely since I gotta head to bed. But this does suck, but at the same time, does not come as a huge shock I suppose. They really were one-of if not the most interesting kind of math-rock that I discovered since getting into Battles debut LP in 2007. That 1st record had this amazing energy about it, so much so, I went back to it frequently for a window of a few months back in 2008.

The 2 LPs that came after were not bad, although I'm not sure I will ever ultimately like as much. I did like the new and what is final LP that came out a few months ago, more, and probably need to give it a little more time before fully knowing right now how it may compare to others this season and in their catalog.

Sorry they are calling it a day, but they did release 3 LPs, more than many bands/artists even. And the new LP (This is the 3rd Album By a Band Called Adebisi Shank) may not be a bad swan song no matter.

I would have liked to have seen them live, but well, they are from the UK so the odds were not that likely in the States save for them blowing up, which sadly, never did quite happen.

But, that's all to add for now. I will have to put some of their stuff on soon in tribute especially.


Dear friends,

We hereby announce the end of a band called Adebisi Shank. From the three of us to all of you, thank you for coming with us on this crazy journey. To Cathy and the Sargent House crew past and present, thank you for believing in us.

Life and music moves on - Lar is making music in All Tvvins, Vin is producing/mixing, working on video games and other cool stuff as VMC Sound, and is also one half of Speed of Snakes. Mick will continue to train for his UFC career.

This Thursday and Friday in Whelans, we will play on an Irish stage for the very last time. Join us if you can. After that, we intend to honour our one existing overseas tour commitment.

To any kids starting bands we offer one piece of advice - play music you love, with people you love, for the people you love.
We saw a million faces
Vin, Lar + Mick (-_-) xxx