Published Feb 03, 2011At this point, it's probably safe to say that the fledgling, at times overbearing anarcho folk-punk subgenre is dead. Last year, folk punk epicentre Plan-It-X Records threw in the towel, and now that end is echoed with the departure of This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb.
The highly political DIY collective formed in 1997, toured the globe many times and had many successful releases, most notably stand-up effort Dance Party With.... As Punknews reports, the band decided to call it quits due to the "separation" of their drummer.
Here's the full statement that the band wrote to Punknews:
The separation of our drummer, Teddy, has made it incredibly difficult to write, record, or perform at a level we were comfortable with. We are planning a few events on both the East and West Coasts to celebrate, but nothing is set in stone at this point. Ryan Modee and Terry Johnson still write and play together in their Chattanooga based band Zippers To Nowhere.
While they're definitely not going to return, we wouldn't be surprised if they brought their sweaty anthems to the stage one last time at this summer's final Plan-It-X Fest in Bloomington, IN. The festival is running from June 24 to 26. More information is available here.