I've been sad now for a few days. At the weekend, I saw the announcement that one of my favourite bands, Take Cover, is breaking up.
I know I wasn't the only one who saw their huge potential. Last year I happily threw my money into a Kickstarter fund for their first full length album on the back of three amazing EPs and a couple of singles. To this day, I think it's the only band I've ever paid money to get every single song they made.
And so I'm unbearably, unbelievably sad, as I was certain they had so much more to offer if only more people would know they existed and the important record A&R people would sit up and take notice. Because they are in the US, I never got to see them live. But their recorded tracks could give most of today's Pop Punk/Alternative bands a run for their money. The lyrics never ever failed to impress me. Some of them were downright bitchy but that made them all the more genius. The music was catchy and fantastic and for me it was the perfect package.
However I'm old enough to realise that being happy is the most important thing, so I wish them all well for the future. I just hope that they will all continue to make music and write lyrics and that somewhere down the line they will each surface again with new stuff to listen to. When they do, I'll be sure to pass it on :)