Yesterday evening, Hammertorch debuted their new record Lions Don't Cry--the one with "Cemetery Dance" on it--and I happened to catch their release show at The 5 Spot. There I ran into a couple of the young men from All We Seabees, who brought me some unfortunate news: Due to issues of intra-band geographical relocation, All We Seabees will be calling it quits in a matter of weeks. Bummer. Allow me to direct your attention to a profile written by our very own Steve Haruch on the Seabees' 2008 release, MKultra.
Luckily, if you haven't caught All We Seabees live and you missed Hammertorch's release last night, you have the rare opportunity to right two wrongs in one evening: The 'Torch will be playing a second release show for Lions Don't Cry at Wall Street in Murfreesboro Aug. 1, and the 'Bees will be on the bill. And according to our source, the Seabees will play a final, blowout farewell show at some point in September. See them at least once. Moment of silence and a tip of the 40 for yet another talented Middle Tennessean band movin' on down the road.
Just spoke with a Seabee who wanted it to be officially known that this announcement is entirely unofficial. Purely hearsay. Regardless of the reliability of the source, still hearsay. This means there's still hope for All We Seabees, and that's a good thing. Check out their show Aug. 1 either way.