Oh, Radio broke your heart.
Today, everyone's favorite "bi-polar pop band from Hialeah" announced that "the time is right to end our beloved project."
After four years and two albums, this New Times reader's pick for Best Band of 2009 is calling it quits. And the only consolation: "We do plan to release three last songs and play two more public shows."
Check the cut for Radioboxer's farewell letter to fans and friends.
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Radioboxer Is Hanging Up the Gloves
After much thought we have decided the time is right to end our beloved project. We are kind of disappointed to say there is not a scandalous reason for this decision, no internal quarrels, no substance abuse problems, backstabbing, Yoko Onos in the mix, or monster egos battling it out during practices. We are quite accustomed to all of these and consider them half of the fun of being in the band. The truth is that we feel we want to pursue other personal and artistic interests that are not compatible with what was the original vision and sound of Radioboxer. As right now we have no immediate plans for new projects but we do plan to release three last songs and play two more public shows (May 4 at TOBACCO ROAD and MAY 25 Place TBA) and one semi‐private show in the first half June. We always put great care on our live performances and we intend to send Radioboxer off in these three last shows. We would love to see our friends there to celebrate all the good times we had and welcoming whatever the future might bring.
We want to thank everybody that had a hand in allowing us to grow and flourish as a band and individuals. Radioboxer was a huge part of our lives and we loved every minute of it. We made many friends and we feel fortunate to be part of the Florida Music Scene.We plan to keep connected to the scene by collaborating with others or simply as fans of the many great bands we had the privilege to play with.
Most of all we want to thank our fans. Thank you for giving a chance to these oddballs from Hialeah, thank you for waiting for our sets, thank you for letting us know you guys liked what we did and letting us be part of your lives. We are and will always be in debt to you all. We hope to see you all soon and we will make sure to let you know about any artistic endeavor in our future.
We love you and we can't say "thank you" enough.
‐ Radioboxer from Hialeah