Update: Mustangs & Madras will take the stage one last time at 3 Kings Tavern on Saturday, January 23, in the company of the Gunshy, Git Some, Only Thunder and Get Three Coffins Ready.
[original post: 10.29.09, 11:25:52] It's with more than a tinge of sadness that we report this next item: yet another promising Denver-based outfit has hit the skids. Mustangs & Madras, a post-hardcore act that unabashedly wore its heart on its sleeve like the best emo bands that inspired it, has decided to part ways. After three records and multiple tours, the members have succumbed to burnout.
"There came a point where we felt we couldn't out-do ourselves on the last record we made," says guitarist Eddie Maestas-Vigil, of the band's forthcoming album, which is slated for release in the next month or two, "and a couple of us weren't willing to do another tour on it." As with most breakups, there were some personal issues that contributed to the decision to call it quits, issues that have since been resolved, says Maestas-Vigil, who assures us that all the members are still best friends and still plan to continue making music. Some, in fact, have already embarked on new projects. A final show, which is still in the planning stages, will likely take place after the first of the year at 3 Kings Tavern.
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