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.

Twitter

Band Page: Fair to Midland

Comments:Add a Comment 
hiyabootchie
July 29th 2013

335 Comments


Ouch!!!

Sapient.
July 29th 2013

1109 Comments


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

PistolPete
July 29th 2013

3555 Comments


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

Digging: Nothing More - Nothing More

CutMan
July 29th 2013

1766 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.

Digging: Boy Hits Car - All That Led Us Here

SadAndHolyGlow
July 29th 2013

1498 Comments


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

Digging: Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise

dimsim3478
July 29th 2013

4713 Comments


Shit.

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

elephantREVOLUTION
July 29th 2013

2730 Comments


damn. hopefully they will come back in a few years

Fieryfenderz
July 29th 2013

1421 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

830 Comments


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

Makemebad35
July 29th 2013

736 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

1925 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.

Digging: Monuments - The Amanuensis

CutMan
July 29th 2013

1766 Comments


Yeah. They should do a kickstarter or whatever.

Lambda
July 29th 2013

2405 Comments


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

Digging: Anathema - Judgement

drasticaction74
July 29th 2013

1718 Comments


goodness me

Scoot
July 29th 2013

17675 Comments


would be smart to go out on two excellent albums

Digging: Unjust - Glow

someguest
July 29th 2013

20233 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.

Digging: Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West

MO
July 29th 2013

18191 Comments


significant debt

damn

heyadam
July 29th 2013

1703 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.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

JokineAugustus
July 30th 2013

5629 Comments


Damn! And I just started getting into this band.

Digging: Catharsis [US] - Samsara

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 30th 2013

15305 Comments


That sucks. I loved their most recent album.

Digging: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

heyadam
July 30th 2013

1703 Comments


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

MO
July 30th 2013

18191 Comments


check his most recent list

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 30th 2013

15305 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

1703 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

5629 Comments


Need a knife?

fromtheinside
July 30th 2013

17656 Comments


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

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

Gmork89
July 30th 2013

5479 Comments


Man that sucks.

Digging: The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

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

844 Comments


Sucks, been getting into these guys massively lately.

mursu
July 30th 2013

254 Comments


Terrible news. The band is really good.

Digging: 3 - The Ghost You Gave To Me

NonApplicable
July 30th 2013

1925 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

118 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

14857 Comments


never heard this band, might check now

Digging: Buzzov-en - Sore

Cipieron
July 30th 2013

3508 Comments


give em a shot man

NonApplicable
August 4th 2013

1925 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

10308 Comments


fuck.

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

Drummerboy123
August 4th 2013

2312 Comments


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

Digging: Sleepmakeswaves - Love of Cartography

Artuma
August 4th 2013

10308 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

188 Comments


Shit :/

TheFantasticDangler
April 7th 2014

1149 Comments


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

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

zaruyache
April 7th 2014

5827 Comments


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

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

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

156 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

1967 Comments


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

Digging: Overkill - White Devil Armory

Makemebad35
April 28th 2014

736 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.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED
Weezer debut new single
GO NINJA GO NINJA GO!
Dave Mustaine Slams Bass Players
New Kanye album this Fall?
Rx Bandits Stream Gemini, Her Maj..
The Color Morale drop new song
I Killed the Prom Queen post new ..
Shabazz Palaces stream Lese Majes..
Within the Ruins stream Phenomena
Primus drummer recovers from Surg..

OTHER RECENT NEWS
New Hostage Calm Video/Track
New Beyond Creation Song
Oli Sykes Reveals Drug Addiction
Rise Against release new video
Angus & Julia Stone new single
New Empire! Empire! Song
SBTRKT teases 2nd album
Flylo's 5th LP gets a release date
Within the Ruins Premiere Vid
Hellion post new song
Austin Mahone going on tour
The Weeknd posts new song, announ..
Dog Fashion Disco album stream
Invent, Animate release video
Lights announces new album

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Fair to Midland
live @ Andy's Bar
Fair to Midland
Live at the Machine Shop
Fair to Midland
Welcome to the Dirt
Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors
Fair to Midland
Fables From a Mayfly
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy