Published Apr 10, 2012Oakland garage pop trio Bare Wires had developed quite the following thanks to their tireless work ethic and excellent LPs (including last year's Cheap Perfume), and they've still got another scheduled to drop later this year called Idle Dreams via Southpaw. But don't expect to see the band on the stage again, as they've officially thrown in the towel.
SF Weekly reports that the band cancelled an entire North American tour after an onstage meltdown at SXSW last month. While some time has passed since then, frontman Matthew Melton confirmed that the group are kaput.
"Bare Wires is over," he told the publication. "Some things aren't meant to go forever."
Melton explained that drummer Omar Hernandez suffered from a "self-induced health-related concern," adding, "We got a replacement drummer and had sort of a meltdown on a couple stages struggling with a drummer we were training on the fly... With all due respect to my former bandmates, I'd prefer not to comment on the exact reasons for the break-up or exactly what happened, but you know, we decided to go our separate ways."
SF Weekly has reached out to Hernandez and bassist Tennent McCabe for their side of the story and will update if they get any more information. For now, however, all signs point to this being the end of Bare Wires.