The answer: never, but people just didn't pay enough attention. They were a fantastic live act who released at least two spectacular albums, and I'm glad to have been able to have witnessed them more than once.
I don't know anything about them but the name is catchy. What label were they on?
"Oh this uncertainty is taking me over"
Wait, what, they broke up? I loved that last album.
6/15/14 Failure - Glasshouse // 7/9/14 Cloud Nothings/Metz - Roxy
7/16/14 Planes Mistaken For Stars - Echo // 8/23-24/14 FYF Fest - Expo Park //8/25/14 Nine Inch Nails - Hollywood Bowl // 9/12-14/14 Riotfest - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
9/18/14 Neutral Milk Hotel - Hollywood Bowl
Am I interrupting an AV club meeting?
Their last show was February 24, 2012 in 285 Kent in Brooklyn. They played an hour and a half playing songs from every band era, with the original drummers playing along with Joe. They had live horns, someone playing bagpipes and further craziness. It was amazing; there was a lot of energy in the crowd.
Also I didn't know that Dan had solo albums! I will have to check them out.
2014 Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
Yeah, Dan put out his first solo album, Ghost Town, back in 2008. I listened to it like crazy back then and this makes me want to revisit it. I haven't heard the new one he put out earlier this year, but it's been getting nothing but good marks.