Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Rakes have broken up.

Like every relationship these days, the Rakes have broken up, though this time with each other. That means no Great Scott show on Nov. 11. Kinda a bummer, as I really loved the Weird Science remix of "Work Work Work," which I will play on Friday as a sonic 40-pour-on-the-floor salute. It was a staple of my early pill sets when I first started DJing two years ago...

Statement from the band: "The Rakes have always been very adamant and proud of the fact that we give 100% to every gig we've ever played. If we can't give it everything then we won't do it. That was the rule we set ourselves from day one.

After much deliberation we have come to the shared conclusion that we can't give it 100% anymore and regret to announce that The Rakes are calling it a day. We are sorry to let down all the people who were coming to see us on the UK & US tours. Writing your own obituary is a surreal thing to do but we want to give particular thanks to our much-loved fans, all the great people we've worked with over the years, our management and loyal record label. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to write music together and perform around the world. Genuinely, thanks for the good times.... That was one hell of a party! But now, we really must get some sleep."

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