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mewithoutYou Coming to an End in 2020

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    mewithoutYou have decided 2020 will be their last. You can read the full statement from the band below.

    By the end of next year mewithoutYou will no longer be active. We have sensed for almost two years that 2020 would be an ideal time for this transition, and as the new year approaches we felt it was time to let you know. The reasons are numerous, but suffice to say the decision was collectively born out of honesty, respect, and love for one another.

    We do have plans in the meantime. Early next year we will be supporting Thrice on their 15-Year Vheissu Anniversary Tour in January and February. After that we expect to bring Brother, Sister out on the road in late Spring, and to tour overseas. Then in the Fall we will head out one last time for our formal “farewell tour.” We’ve got some special re-issues planned as well.

    We should recognize, of course, the gesture to “break up the band” as limited in significance. mewithoutYou is an abstraction, unsubstantial, and so there is nothing real to break up, or alive to die. And something of the inverse is also true: that so much of whatever we are will not end with our “farewell.” So we hope not to put too fine a point on our corporate disbanding.

    Nevertheless, our lives will be changing, and we are collectively experiencing a mixture of heartbreak, excitement, anxiety, etc.—but above all this is, once again, gratitude. We’d like to lovingly acknowledge those who have supported us over the past two decades. Your kinship with our project and participation in its activity has helped us build our lives in a unique and exciting way. Our connection with you is deeper, we now suspect, than any of us have realized. Words feel here, as so often, insufficient.

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  2. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    On one hand, really sad to hear of them wrapping up (at least for now), they're still clearly making great music. By the same token, not surprising because they have so many interests and endeavours, and are at an age where I'm sure they have families. Assuming they come through Toronto in 2020, I'll definitely be sure to see them again!
  3. bmir14

    Regular Supporter

    Ending on the highest of notes. And what a discography this band has.
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  4. Ska Senanake


    Untitled is sooooo good.
  5. SAB22 Prestigious

    This hurts. Loved everything they did. Saw them so many times. What a great band full of fantastic people. Such a good live show.
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  6. Bartek T.

    D'oh! Prestigious

    At least Untitled and that EP are both so amazing! So glad they've done so much these past few years, I've also seen them 3 times with vastly different sets of songs, what a great band!
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  8. Yourbiggestflan


    Agree with everyone else in this comment chain. Growing up an hour or two outside Philly, mwY is one of those bands i have seen live more times than i can count. I've probably seen them more than most artists and they never disappointed! As everyone said, they've just gotten better and better and their discography is unbelievably solid. Good for them that they are at a point where they can sort bring this ship to a nice conclusion. they should be proud of all they've accomplished; they did it all on their terms and didn't have to compromise their art at all. So grateful for that.
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