Fair to Midland inactive
2013-07-29 by KerfuffleinaHussle | 49 Comments

In response to a surge of breakup rumours surfacing after Texas progressive rock band Fair to Midland failed to renew their domain name, update fans on their social media accounts or generally show any public appearances, Brett Stowers (the band's former drummer) posted this clarification of current events on his personal Facebook page in May, stating that fans shouldn't "hold their breath" for any activity from a band that is, as it seems, falling apart and in a significant amount of debt:

"Lately, a lot of people have been asking me if I know anything about the current situation with Fair To Midland. I'm by no means an official source of info, but i'll tell you what I know because I feel like the fans deserve to know what's up.

First off, even before I was no longer in the band, FTM was in quite a bit of debt. This, I'm certain, only got worse as time went on. Second, as far as I know, FTM currently have no label or official management. Third, without getting too much into anyone's personal life, I can say at least a couple members have expressed to me their frustration about lack of communication by certain other members of the band. Finally, the current members of FTM are spread out all over the country at this point. I would imagine that would make getting together for rehearsals/writing prohibitively expensive. (Plane rides, gas, accommodations, etc... you get the picture. Hell, it was hard enough when we were all in the relatively small area of Dallas/Commerce/Sulphur Springs.)

Read into the fact that nobody bothered to renew the band's domain name what you will.

(which actually kind of upsets me. there was a lot of FTM history on those forums)

With all that said, like most of you, I sincerely hope that the guys are able to turn things around. Even though I was a member for 10+ years, I was a fan first. I'll be cheering alongside you if a new tour/album/whatever is announced, but i'm not holding my breath.
"

https://www.facebook.com/brettstowers/

No further updates have surfaced about the band since.

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Band Page: Fair to Midland

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hiyabootchie
July 29th 2013

342 Comments


Ouch!!!

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Sapient.
July 29th 2013

1109 Comments


well that sucks. Fables from a Mayfly was a great album

PistolPete
July 29th 2013

3579 Comments


That post was released a while ago, but it still stings nonetheless. Hoping they get their act together soon.

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CutMan
July 29th 2013

1774 Comments


It would be deeply saddening if this was the last we heard from them. Their last album was absolutely fantastic, as was the one before.

SadAndHolyGlow
July 29th 2013

1510 Comments


I think this band is massively overrated, but I would still like to hear the official word on future plans.

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dimsim3478
July 29th 2013

4840 Comments


Shit.

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elephantREVOLUTION
July 29th 2013

2740 Comments


damn. hopefully they will come back in a few years

Fieryfenderz
July 29th 2013

1434 Comments


Well, time for me to buy that domain name and post unflattering picture of the members until they get their shit together.

elbaliem
July 29th 2013

879 Comments


read this about several weeks ago.
i hope this band will stay

Makemebad35
July 29th 2013

741 Comments


Damnnn, really? I was wondering about them since I haven't heard anything for awhile. I know the singer just started a family so I figured that held up some of the time. I surely hope they figure out something because they are really good. Saw them live about 2 years ago and they we're awesome.

Trist66
July 29th 2013

148 Comments


Damn, Alternative Metal can't take losing them.

CrazyFool84
July 29th 2013

1080 Comments


This would be a pretty big shame, especially the financial reasons here

NonApplicable
July 29th 2013

1945 Comments


Old news but it shows that people care.

I wouldn't mind donating to the band, if it meant touring and records in the future.

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CutMan
July 29th 2013

1774 Comments


Yeah. They should do a kickstarter or whatever.

Lambda
July 29th 2013

2417 Comments


Worst news I've heard all day. I hope they can work things out, Arrows & Anchors was fantastic.

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drasticaction74
July 29th 2013

1727 Comments


goodness me

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Scoot
July 29th 2013

17711 Comments


would be smart to go out on two excellent albums

someguest
July 29th 2013

20393 Comments


I'm not the fan I once was, but these guys were the coolest thing for awhile.

I'm in the audience on the live DVD.

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MO
July 29th 2013

18438 Comments


significant debt

damn

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heyadam
July 29th 2013

1708 Comments


Such a bummer. I hope they can climb out of this! I wonder if they had some label issues for them to get into significant debt. That totally blows.

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JokineAugustus
July 30th 2013

5840 Comments


Damn! And I just started getting into this band.

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 30th 2013

15565 Comments


That sucks. I loved their most recent album.

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heyadam
July 30th 2013

1708 Comments


aww Sowing what the hell? When did you become an Emeritus? Your reviews are always the best.

MO
July 30th 2013

18438 Comments


check his most recent list

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 30th 2013

15565 Comments


Sorry Adam, it was by my own choice. I just don't have the time to write anymore, and when I do, I don't feel as passionately about it.

Don't worry though, I'll still review albums here and there.

heyadam
July 30th 2013

1708 Comments


Yeah man, just saw the thread. Good luck with everything though! Sounds like you've got a lot of awesome things ahead.

JokineAugustus
July 30th 2013

5840 Comments


Need a knife?

fromtheinside
July 30th 2013

17911 Comments


this sucks, cause the band have a classic radio record up their sleeve

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Gmork89
July 30th 2013

5499 Comments


Man that sucks.

Cipieron
July 30th 2013

3508 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBjIXtidCVU

Some of Darroh's solo stuff. Thing song is the best.. of the 3 (and 1 cover). I really hope he gets around to putting a solo album out, I could imagine it being really good

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
July 30th 2013

876 Comments


Sucks, been getting into these guys massively lately.

mursu
July 30th 2013

254 Comments


Terrible news. The band is really good.

NonApplicable
July 30th 2013

1945 Comments


I never understood why these guys never blew up. They have a wealth of songs that could definitely get
radio play.

Omnisonic
July 30th 2013

119 Comments


Very sad indeed. Fables is one of my very favorite albums of all time. Hate to see this happen to these guys.

Gwyn.
July 30th 2013

14988 Comments


never heard this band, might check now

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Cipieron
July 30th 2013

3508 Comments


give em a shot man

NonApplicable
August 4th 2013

1945 Comments


I NEED NEW INFO! In light of this news, I've been on a FtM binge that has just been getting me more and more depressed with every listen. ='(

Cipieron
August 4th 2013

3508 Comments


they're done man

Artuma
August 4th 2013

12028 Comments


fuck.

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Drummerboy123
August 4th 2013

2330 Comments


Well, if this is the end then they went out a with a fucking bang. The Greener Grass is probably their best song.

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Artuma
August 4th 2013

12028 Comments


agreed, greener grass is probably the best song they have ever made. their last two albums were too damn solid

Adam365
August 8th 2013

3 Comments


Such a shame.

AnEpicDeath
August 18th 2013

189 Comments


Shit :/

TheFantasticDangler
April 7th 2014

1152 Comments


Sigh, band is incredible, such sad news......

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zaruyache
April 7th 2014

6141 Comments


Why did this pop back up on the "Most Viewed" board? Hooray for thread necro!

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JohnDillinger
April 28th 2014

43 Comments


Damn this band is amazing, it is saddening how such a talented band can't make its way in modern music business... if this really is happens for financial reasons I'm looking at all the bands with similar popularity in a completely different way...

Alondite
April 28th 2014

160 Comments


They really need to get a kickstarter going or something. I'd definitely donate to these guys making some new music, because they are way too good to just disappear.

emester
April 28th 2014

2565 Comments


was jamming to Fables from a Mayfly this morning. Really is a shame that these guys are done.

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Makemebad35
April 28th 2014

741 Comments


A band that should've been bigger than they were. The are pretty awesome. I really hope they still gather something up in the future and release another album.



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