Monday, December 18, 2006

Music: Rainer Maria plays final show

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The end of the year brings the end of a great and underrated rock band. On Sunday, Dec. 17, Rainer Maria took the stage at the North Six club in Brooklyn to play its final show.

The band announced its plans to disband back in November. As far as I can tell, the three members just wanted to move on to other projects. (No mentions of unruly egos or Yoko Ono in any of the press clippings I've read.)

Rainer Maria was one of those bands that constantly put out quality work but never got tons of attention from the mainstream or indie press. I first discovered the band in 2000 after the release of its third album "A Better Version of Me." The band released five albums on Polyvinyl Records and released its latest and arguably its best, "Catastrophe Keeps Us Together," earlier this year. Read my capsul review of "Catastrophe" here.

I'm sure some of you are RM fans. Newbies should take note, especially fans of The Pixies, Superchunk, Modest Mouse and Sunny Day Real Estate. Check out the media below. I'll be listening to "Catastrophe" all week long.

Rainer Maria - "Catastrophe"

Rainer Maria - "Clear and True

Rainer Maria -"Artificial Light"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's so sad. First Sleater-Kinney and now Rainer.