It's been a tough couple of weeks for bands. People are still mourning R.E.M
. and fans were equally shocked when We The Kings announced bassist Drew Thomsen
was taking a break. Here to dig the scars of band break-ups a little deeper are Augustana
. Frontman Dan Layus made this statement regarding the seemingly sudden break:
"Basically the two original members with me as well, Justin [South] and Jared [Palomar], have parted ways. It’s a sad thing, but it’s been an amicable split and it’s just kinda tough,” Layus reveals. “It’s hard to keep a band together. We had a good run and it was a blast while we could do it, but everybody is good. Everybody is friends. It’s just tough to sustain a business like that."
We'll miss those boys who made packing up and moving to Boston a perfectly acceptable way of "starting over...where no one knows" your name. Say your goodbyes with the classic song that rocketed them to top.