The New Frontiers, we hardly knew ye. (Gabriel Hernandez)
Sad news was sent out last night when The New Frontiers pulled the ol’ “It’s not you, it’s us!” card and announced that it'd be breaking up after its upcoming string of area shows.
When it comes to the local music, a lot of bands come and go from the scene without a second thought--and some are never thought of again. But with The New Frontiers announcing its end, Dallas is losing one of its most promising young bands.
While they were up-and-coming in the local scene, we weren’t the only ones heaping praise on the band's first and only LP, Mending. The band also received acclaim from mainstream magazines like Spin and more indie mags Paste and Under The Radar, too.
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Read the band's Dear John letter to its fans after the jump.
It's never fun to tell people news they don't want to hear so I'll get right to it: The New Frontiers are quitting. It's been a priceless experience, writing music together and sharing it with all of you in our travels across America, but the time has come for us to move on to other things. There are so many people out there that we couldn't possibly thank you all for the support you've given us through the years. Giving us a place to stay on tours, making care packages for us, coming out to shows, buying records, feeding us, the list really does go on and on... We could not have done it for as long as we did without you. We'll be playing a couple final shows here on the home front in Dallas and we would love to see any and all of you who can make it out. Thanks for taking part in the life of our band. We will miss you all...
The New Frontiers
I hope this isn’t the last we’ve heard from heard from Nathan, Ryan, Jacob, Guy and Alex.
Hopefully some of them will form other bands and continue to treat us with the great music they only barely started as The New Frontiers. Come and show your sympathy, or support, at the group's last live show will be at the Main Street Live show on Nov. 1 on the corner of Main and Akard. And go here to download the band's stunning version of Gillian Welch’s “Look at Miss Ohio.” --Lance Lester