Tuesday, August 12, 2014

When the music's over

When bands break up, those used to soaking up fans' adoration on stage are often forced to re-enter the humdrum of normal life. Thanks to this thread on the Drowned In Sound messageboard, I've learned that Mark Ibold of Pavement and Sonic Youth is or was a barman, that Seafood's David Line now works for a vineyard and that the Brighton Institute of Modern Music is a place to avoid at all costs if you don't want to bump into a member of Britpop also-rans.

Some bands soldier on, though - such as The Go! Team, whose Ian Parton recently took to the same forum to advertise for new female vocalists. I lost touch with the band after their Mercury-nominated debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike, but in the course of checking up on what they've been up to, I've discovered 'Buy Nothing Day', the single from last album Rolling Blackouts featuring Beth Cosentino of Best Coast. Glad I did.

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