Published Oct 19, 2009Los Angeles noise punkers Mika Miko have decided to put an end to their cacophony after six years of cranking out off-kilter sideshow tunes.
The band announced last week that their imminent break-up will be preceded by an appearance at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival, a final seven-inch single release, and a last-ever show at the Smell, L.A.'s famed all-ages venue that the band members had often volunteered at.
"There's no bad blood at all, we're all still really good friends," guitarist Michelle Suarez told the L.A. Times. "We've just been a band since high school and all of us are ready to move onto different things. We started the band for fun and wanted to end on a positive note."
The break-up comes just as the band seemed to be hitting their stride, releasing their second full-length We Be XUXA this year on Post Present Medium. Past releases have popped up on such labels as Sub-Pop and Kill Rock Stars.
Suarez told the Times that keeping the band functioning amongst their five members was becoming more and more difficult with some of them returning to school and taking on new projects. Touring was tough, but recording was even harder, she said.
"We finally realized it was just taking too long for us to make music," Suarez said. "And business-wise, everything is so hard to coordinate."
Plans for the single and Mika Miko's final show have yet to finalized.