These kids from Texas knocked my socks off earlier this year and I knew from the second I heard their CD Mending that I’d be reserving a spot for them on my year end “Best of” list. They spent a lot of time on the road in 2008 and in today’s music climate, I suspect that took a toll, especially when getting people to hear your music is an uphill battle.
A MySpace bulletin posted today (after yesterday’s foretelling “the rest of the tour is cancelled” bulletin) lays things out:
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…
Here’s a little something to remember The New Frontiers by. Sorry to see you go fellas.