Monday, November 06, 2006

Rainer Maria, We Bid You A Sweet Farewell

Rainer Maria

As Pitchfork reported around 4:00 today, Caithlin De Marrais, Kyle Fischer, and William Kuehn of the seminal midwest indie-emo band Rainer Maria, have decided to finally call it quits. The band released this following statement:

"We are grateful to our new listeners and especially our longtime fans for their endless support and attention. We feel incredibly fortunate to have come up during a unique time in rock music, in a community that grew with us from the Midwest to Brooklyn and beyond. Making records has always been a revelation, and walking onto stage together we found a vision we could share.

"For us, this transition can be nothing short of heartbreaking. But for reasons both musical and personal, the three of us have chosen this time to move on."
We here Skatterbrain are big big fans of the band and this is truly saddening news. Rainer Maria have released a handful of fantastic albums since 1997, ending with this year's Catastrophe Keeps Us Together. The band's also responsible for what I would would consider one of my favorite songs ever; "Ears Ring."

[MP3]: Rainer Maria :: Ears Ring (Highly Recommended)

Rainer Maria have two more shows lined up for this coming December and plan to call it quits following their last show, at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. Go cry for them if you can, really.
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