Monday, November 9, 2009

Bands That Piss Me Off With Their Hiatus

Hey bands-- if you've ended your career, let us know, rather than making us wonder if you're still around or not. Not updating your web site? Bad form. Post that you're done or over or something. In particular:

Man or Astro-Man (no real updates since 2005, no releases since 2001)
Pilot Scott Tracy (last update ???, last album 2006)
Spoozys (last US release 2000, last release 2003, last website update 2003)
Tiki Tones (last update 2007, last album 2000)
Tyro (last update, album 2000)

Seriously, I'd totally love to give you people some money. I can't be alone here.

Also for a dishonorable mention, Supernova released a 7-inch in 2008 and let their web site lapse into expiration. Good job. Nerf Herder did not make the cut because, apparently, Nerf Herder IV was released in 2008. Which means that this has been the longest freaking year ever. Bah.

And while I have your attention, does anyone know if Jonny and the Shamen released a third album? I've got Adventures in Espionage and Operation: Twang!, but I remember seeing a third one, if memory serves, as some early digital-distro exclusive. I can't find any evidence of this. It may have been or eMusic or something, but nothing seems to remain. Little help? There's basically no useful record of the band existing-- no official site, no Wikipedia page, nada.

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