buttpatterson asked: Algernon Cadwallader is likely calling it quits. Thoughts?
I was talking to Greg Horbal about this earlier. If this had happened a year ago, I would be very worried about the future of the current wave of emo/punk music in the US; however, I think that the scene is so vibrant and robust in 2012 that it should be able to carry on fine without them. Some bands push their styles and evolve, and some bands break up. So it goes.
Obviously I’m sad to see them go, but I think that most of their appeal to me this year has been nostalgic anyway. Even when I saw them play earlier this week in Hamden, I mostly enjoyed their set just because it reminded me of the days in 2009-2010 when I was first getting into that kind of music. Their style of Kinsella-aping twinkly emo has been played out for quite some time, and even though Algernon Cadwallader were always the best band doing that, I suppose it’s about time that they give it a rest.
Admittedly though, I was pretty crushed and surprised when I heard the news last night, and I’m pretty sure Kayla Bastos can attest to that.