Yes, the news came out in October, same month Wolfmother called it quits last year.. Rocktober in Oz…. tough month!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Youth Group are going to have a break from being Youth Group.
We are drawing a line through 2010, and plan to reconvene in 2011.
The band has been our lives for the last five years. Pretty much from the release of Skeleton Jar, through the recording/release of Casino Twilight Dogs and The Night Is Ours, to the accompanying tours it has been our furious, intense and fulfilling job.
We poured everything we had into The Night Is Ours. Maybe it wasn’t exhausting, but it was exhaustive and we are just not ready to venture into that again in a hurry. We’re a band that has always valued the process of making a record as much as the end product. We need some time before the next one.
And well, we are just looking forward to having a good slice of time to do other, non Youth Group things with our lives.
We would like to thank all those that have been to a show, bought a record, bought us a drink, shared their couches, floors and lives with us. Until the next chapter…
…an epilogue: those in New York have one more chance to see us play before the break. We are playing at Littlefields, Park Slope, on Sunday 25th October. Goodbye Brooklyn. Someone will cry.
Toby, Danny, Cam and Pat
We were able to not only catch them at MFNW this past September but Indy partied with them at the INCREDIBLE Black Francis gig that weekend – it made a huge impression on the YG and Indy… as well they all went out to celebrate after the show at Portland’s infamous ‘Voodoo Donut’ shop (see photo)
We were all so impressed with Frank Black’s gig we were walking on a cloud afterwards.. or was it all the sugar in the Voodoos!!
Here’s some artwork and comment about the show from YG, click on their artwork below
Frank Black (Pixes) aka "Black Francis" @ Dantes Portland Oregon MFNW
We will miss them dearly and their music. Thanks for all the love guys and for covering “Forever Young” – the best cover ever!!!
Black Francis – Threshold Apprehension
Youth Group – Forever Young
YG @ Voodoo Donut Portland Oregon
and so that is how we rolled, first we were taken down the rabbit hole by the incredible set of Black Francis, totally out of body experience, and then, filled with all that Voodoo goodness, and, as the saying goes, The Magic is In the Hole… ”
Cheers to Cam, Phoebe and the YG!!!!!
Youth Group – Daisychains
Youth Group – Shadowland
more photos courtesy of YATM here