New Brunswick hardcore band BLACK KITES are breaking up.
The band will release their discography on CD with 3 bonus songs recently written.
BLACK KITES are about to play 3 farewell shows:
03/03 New Brunswick, NJ @ House Show w/ Disobey, Hubris
03/10 Boston, MA @ The Democracy Center
03/11 Wallingford, CT @ Redscroll Records w/ Heavy Breath, Convulsions
03/24 Warren, NJ @ American Legion Hall w/ Troublemaker, Pellinore, Convulsions, Antilles, Fleshtemple
The band comments:
Working on a show for 3/9 possibly in syracuse and a last show in new jersey for 3/24.
Read the official statement:
Come March of 2012, Black Kites will have cause to acknowledge two important milestones; the first is that the band will have been together for four years, and the second is that March will mark the end of Black Kites. “Why? WHY?!” approximately eight people will type furiously into their keyboards. Well, our lives have changed quite a lot since we started this band in pretty significant ways. What came so naturally and easy to us once does not come so easily anymore and, as we are men unafraid to appraise a situation for what it is, we have decided to put to rest this part of our lives and march bravely into the future.
I think it’s important to note that we accomplished quite a lot for a group of three dudes from New Jersey. We recorded a healthy chunk of music, we played (perhaps literally) a million shows, we toured all over one quadrant of this country and almost all of western Europe, and we met some pretty incredible people along the way; people who gave us more help and support than was ever called for, and given unasked. So for those eight people who are shaken and upset, think fondly of our times together and make some plans to be with us at the end.
Now, details are shaky as of now, but we plan to play a final show in March with a healthy host of bands that have been with us for the long-haul. We plan to have a zine with us at the show which will contain a discography CD that includes the last three songs we have written. We plan to make long-winded speeches onstage about the importance of friendship and cooperative effort and the everyday “fight” to secure some small place of comfort in this fucked up world…
But all that comes later, and we’ll know more as soon as the moments of importance are upon us.
Until those moments…
Love and Respect,
Jay and Black Kites
(yes we’re all still vegan and straight-edge, by the way)
BLACK KITES live at Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ, July 24, 2011: