All of the best music seems to be dissolving around me. Pete Yorn has completed his musical trilogy with Nightcrawler (which follows musicforthemorningafter and Day I Forgot). He has announced that he is going to move on to new things, but not much is certain at this point. Looking back, Creeper Lagoon lost one of its key members, Ian Sefchick, a year or so ago, and their last CD wasn’t picked up by a major label. They’ve even talked of changing their name, and they’re certainly changing their sound. I’m not sure where they stand now, but it would’ve been much better to see Ian stay on board.
And looking ahead, the trio of Nickel Creek has announced that they will be going on hiatus at the end of 2007 for an indefinite period of “having real lives.” They each want to move on to different things; I’m inclined to place most of the blame for this on Chris Thile, since I always had the feeling that he was pulling them in a different direction. His new band is “wilder” and lacks the powerful vocals prevalent in his earlier works. The biggest shame is that NC’s last CD was their best yet, and none of the members of Nickel Creek has done nearly as well independently as he or she has with the trio. Let’s hope that doesn’t continue to be the case.
At least Coldplay’s last CD was still good…and Sufjan Stevens still has 48 records to release before reaching his goal of one CD for every state.