Local pop-rock outfit Friday Mile announced yesterday, via Facebook, that the band's members are going their separate ways. After five years together, Friday Mile's show on July 16 at Columbia City Theater will be their last.
We've got good news and bad news. The bad is that Friday Mile will be taking an indefinite hiatus in two weeks, but the good news is that plan on having one last big show before we part ways.
Don't be too sad. You'll hear from all of us again, but in different forms. Jace, Chad and Jake are working on new songs together. Hannah will be playing in Youth Rescue Mission and writing an original musical. Phil also has a few things up his sleeve.
Although the band is calling this decision an "indefinite hiatus," it sounds more like a clean split. There was a near break-up last year, and the band members are moving in different musical directions. Even the new songs that lead singer and guitarist Jace Krause, drummer Chad Clibborn, and bassist Jake Rohr have been writing won't belong to Friday Mile. "These were originally going to be Friday Mile songs, but now they'll be something a little different," say Krause, via e-mail. "But they are sounding upbeat, a little raw, and more focused, style-wise. We hope to have a couple things recorded in the next few months and start from there."
Krause adds that the break-up was amicable and there is no animosity between band members. "We're excited for the future, I can say that," he says via e-mail.
The band's last show is 9 p.m. July 16 at Columbia Theater with the Sheds and M. Bison.