Well it's not completely sad, just about 90% of it. One of my favorite punk groups, Children 18:3, is indeed quitting. The band's contract with Tooth and Nail is done, but before they are as well, they're making a new indie album launched on Kickstarter. See the video and quote from them below.
"We need your help to partner with us as we record our final album. We want to make the album of our life. We have so much to say on this record and for this one, we have no boundaries to make a label happy because you are the label! Our time at Tooth and Nail has come to an end and we have so many amazing stories and memories from our time there. Instead of signing with another label and starting the machine up again, we, along with our management team at Triad Music, feel it's time to pour our hearts out like never before and to do that, we need you. The fans.
Have no doubt, this will be the most rockin and better yet honest Children 18:3 album we've ever recorded. The world needs honesty. The world needs hope. The world needs amps turned to 11!
We are shooting for a financial goal of $25,000. This will cover the recording, mixing and mastering of our final album. Anything over that set goal will be used for videos, publicity or anything else we can do to continue reaching the world and giving you, the fans special access to everything Children 18:3.
You have been there for us since 1999 and we want to give you the absolute best album of our lives. Thank you for checking this out and we cannot wait to partner with you! Thank you for so many great years and we are blessed to partner with you in our final chapter of what is Children 18:3!"
Slightly Obsessed #224: When the Pressure Feels Too Great
The fig I found in a local big box store had already been trimmed into a lovely miniature tree with an unusual trunk. Little did I understand what it takes to train a plant into a bonsai, and what that process would teach me about God.
Slightly Obsessed #223: Right Clothes, Wrong Spirit
Satan seeks to deceive us, divide us, and destroy us. His bag of tricks and sleight of hand are impressive but imaginary trapdoors to disillusionment. He constantly roams the earth in an insatiable search for humans to devour.
Slightly Obsessed #222: The Rain
Like the grass, the human heart has shallow roots and fades quickly in the dry season. But those shallow roots also are the first to taste the rain.
Slightly Obsessed #221: Are You Green and Sappy?
Being described as either green or sappy is not usually considered to be a compliment. But Irma lay claim to both, and it was her secret to a bountiful life.
Slightly Obsessed #220: We Only Have One Job
The Martha in us makes everything so hard, when the Lord is calling us to be Mary, running toward the sound of His voice; sitting in stillness at His feet; not wasting a moment of our time with Him in distracted busyness. Simply clinging to His every word.
Slightly Obsessed #219: When the Hedge Comes Down, Part 3
Job's soul had been stripped completely down to the dirt. His friends accused him; he defended himself vigorously. Lost in the cacophony was the voice of God. No one seemed to notice.
Except for one.