Over the last few months we had a bunch of trouble logging in to our website, so this news is a repost from the end of October, when it was posted on our facebook page.. Still it is the most current news as of this posting.
Big news here. Buckle In because this is going to be a longer one.
Great news first:
We are proud to announce that we’ve found a new Drummer! Congrats to Dan Noriega, who is our former drummer Jake’s cousin! So join us and welcome Jake to the family! His first show will be our last minute addition to Hallowmas with The Lowdown Brass Band, O’Death & the incredible World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Warsaw in Brooklyn on 10/31!
Now the not so great news:
After years of faithful and excellent service, at the end of 2017, we will be seeing the departure of both our bassist Will Harris and our long time guitarist/vocalist Brian Kennedy. Both were a huge part of our sound, and it’s not at all hyperbole to say that without their contributions there would be no Pandemics as it stands today. It is also important to note that aside from myself (Malone) and Paul, that Brian is the only other Pandemic to play every single show weve had over the last 7 years and his absence will most definitely be felt, noticed and missed, no matter what happens going forward.
Both choose to move on to pursue other important personal, professional and creative goals and we wish them well in all of their pursuits, with nothing but prosperity in the future.
So, what’s next?
Well the good news is that (at current) we’ve got 2 shows left with this crew and they’re going to be fun ones!
First, we’ll be playing an extended set on thanksgiving eve at The Railroad Inn (The Rail!) In Valley Stream on Wednesday November 22nd for free (21+ only)! Come get down and catch a cab home! This show will feature our former drummer Jake Navarro playing with us one last time.
And finally, on December 9th with some of our best friends, Love is a Fist, Freya Wilcox & The Howl, MJT and Mad Conductor at The Gateway in Brooklyn. You can check the details here:
The Pandemics w/ Mad Conductor @ The Gateway, Brooklyn, NY
Everything is fresh and things are a bit open ended, but it is our intention at the moment to continue, try and soldier on, rebuild as an even better and stronger band, a task that will be no easy feat given the giant footprints left behind. Still, we move forward, hoping not to stumble too much along the way.
Thank you Dan for stepping up.
Thank you Will and Brian for your years of dedicated service.
And thank all of you guys who have helped us on this journey and continue to stick with us. We hope to see you at these two shows.