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WU LYF break up

By ; November 24, 2012 at 3:07 PM 

WU LYF, the Manchester rock four-piece, have broken up. Their 2011 debut, Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, was one of our absolute favorite releases last year, so we’re incredibly bummed to see their dissolution. The reasons are a little unclear, but here’s what lead singer Ellery Roberts had to say:

“By the time I wrote this I was all ready gone. You know you aint got nothing but time, but time isn’t an infinite currency I want to see wasted. If this is our last month living, apocalypse looming, I am not going to spend my final hours waiting in purgatory. I am done. There is nothing here that inspires/ interests me beyond the emptiness for dreams. and I don’t want to spend my life asleep; dreaming of a….

“Wake up! We stay safe/ everything is golden/ in this place.

“WU LYF is dead to me. The sincerity of “Go tell fire” was lost in the bull shit of maintaining face in the world we live. Clap your hands chimp everybody’s watching. A year spent losing faith; Innocence lost wide eyes see clear the dark. There’s blood running down streets of every city in the world, what’s a song to do, pretend it mean everything/nothing to you. Another distraction from the world we live. I and I struggle for a based positivity; Get free or die trying; J C Hung him self up for the easy way out. so Broken Mama Cita be kind to me.”

Sounds like the touring/album promotion grind helped some disillusionment to set in. The band did post one final, farewell track titled, “T R I U M P H” so perhaps WU LYF does feel they attained something with their time together. It certainly helps that Go Tell Fire To The Mountain sounded like a full realization of what the group wanted to be. I’ll apologize on behalf of the music blog cycle (or whatever corner of it BPM represents) if it at all contributed to their loss of faith. WU LYF was definitely bigger than all that. But we can only hope the group lands somewhere where their talents don’t go to waste. Anyway, check “T R I U M P H” below and a performance of “Heavy Pop” as well.


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