From Fiction, Gorky’s Give Up

From Fiction, Gorky’s Give Up
Only months after releasing their widely anticipated, Steve Albini-produced debut album Bloodwork, Toronto’s From Fiction decided to call it a day on the eve of a national tour. Signed to Last Gang Records, the complex and fiery math rockers have yet to give an official reason for the split, but in an email guitarist/vocalist Quentin Ede admitted, "We have actually split up.” Unfazed bassist Owen Marchildon, however, is trucking on with his sublime country solo project, Purple Hill. And if the rumour mill is a reliable source, word has it that former From Fiction tour/label-mates Death From Above 1979 have also packed it in. One band who have ended their run with official notice is Welsh cult faves Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, who after 15 years and nine studio albums announced: "Mae Gorkys Zygotic Mynci wedi penderfynu chwalu.” They’ve also announced, however, that reissues of the first three Gorky’s albums will go ahead as planned and see a release sometime before the end of this year.