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!"
The sound must have been a maddening echo that haunted him at first, tormented by the rooster’s crow that mocked his empty proclamation of loyalty. For three days, his faith lay in the grave with the Savior’s body, darkened by the memory of his public desertion.
Slightly Obsessed #188: Freedom
He was shouting “Freedom” as he plowed his car at twenty-one miles an hour into the granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments.
A video posted on the suspect’s Facebook page depicted the man in his car facing the monument as a women’s voice, presumably on a car radio, asked, “Where do you go when you’re faced with adversity and trials and challenges?”
Slightly Obsessed #187: He Reigns
Has a more beautiful declaration ever been written? Without that truth, we would have been forever lost to life. But because God had all authority firmly in His grasp, Satan had no chance of wresting the universe from Him. Because God reigns, Jesus could heal sickness, forgive sins, and conquer death. Because God is in control, evil was outwitted. Because He is Lord, there is power behind the words, “It is finished.”
Slightly Obsessed #186: When the Path Ahead Is Fearsome
The room was dark and shadowed, the only sound within its walls the rhythmic whoosh of the ventilator beside my son’s bed. I sat on an uncomfortable chair jammed into one corner of the room. In the faint light that fell from the window across the pages of the Bible I held, I tried to corral my stampeding fears long enough to find some comfort from God’s Word. Outside the door of his room, a cacophony of voices from the nurses’ station jarred our shattered nerves.
Slightly Obsessed #185: Clean
They were just turning down the lights in the sanctuary as I awkwardly slid into a seat near the back of the church. I was tired and soiled by the previous week. Life had been especially difficult, and I had not handled the pressure well. I felt completely unhinged spiritually and wholly unworthy to be in God’s presence. The worship team began with one of my favorite songs, and I hoped I didn’t look as vulnerable as I felt.
Slightly Obsessed #184: The Mark of Maturity
The infant finishes his bottle and smiles contentedly up at his mother. A trickle of milk courses down from the corner of his mouth. It’s a sweet scene because that’s what babies do. They are born with immature digestive systems and no teeth. Mother’s milk or formula are necessary for the child to survive and thrive. As they grow, their teeth begin to come in, their digestive abilities mature, and they can tolerate solid food.