After nearly a decade of being a band, Canadian spaz-rockers DD/MM/YYYY have announced their break-up. The band most recently put out a split with Portishead side project BEAK>, which saw release earlier this year. Prior to that, the group had put out a string of full-lengths, including 2009’s Black Square. Though the news of their break-up comes in the middle of their current tour, the band plans to still play the currently announced dates, including their set at the New Jersey iteration of ATP. Their final show will take place on November 10 in their home city of Toronto, alongside Michigan-based post-punk act Child Bite.
Fans of DD/MM/YYYY will only have to endure a short wait for news of a new project from the group’s members. In fact, the wait will last only as long as it takes to read this sentence, which rests between the previous sentence and the next. Four of DD/MM/YYYY’s five members have formed Absolutely Free. The new group’s live debut will take place on November 17 at the M for Montreal festival, one week after the final DD/MM/YYYY show.
DD/MM/YYYY final dates:
09.29.11 - Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
09.30.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
10.02.11 - Asbury Park, NJ - ATP Festival
10.15.11 - Montreal, QC - Torn Curtain
10.18.11 - Halifax, NS - Gus’s Pub (Halifax Pop)
10.19.11 - Quebec City, QC - L’Agitee
11.10.11 - Toronto, ON - 918 Bathurst Street (final show, features Child Bite)
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