Let's not talk about Lost. What a disappointing finale to years of fanaticism and declaring it the best show on television. Obviously, we'll have to watch it all over again...
More important is the new of Isis coming to an end. "We've seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death," the band stated, "and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure Isis would never fall victim to that syndrome." There's nothing wrong with admitting that you've reached the end of your creative project. Ring leader Aaron Turner is comparable to Jacob Bannon of Converge for this visual and sonic creativity as a powerful presence and the figurehead for Isis. While the latter band is still going strong, it's highly likely that the members of Isis will reinvent themselves into something much greater. Together for the last 13 years, Isis is best known for its run with Ipecac records, which was partially founded by Mike Patton (you know who he is, c'mon). He claims that Isis was "a major part of our label's foundation." Oceanic is definitely their best record on the label.
But with the bad news there is some good, and it is that Isis will embark on a final North American tour from late May through late June. Dates below. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR.
May 26 @ The Casbah, San Diego, CA
May 29 @ Wow Hall, Eugene, OR
May 30 @ Capitol Theatre, Olympia, WA
May 31 @ Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Jun 1 @ Neumo’s Seattle, WA
Jun 2 @Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Jun 4 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Jun 5 @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Jun 12 @ Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
Jun 14 @ 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
Jun 16 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Jun 17 @ Theater Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18 @ Webster Hall New York, NY
Jun 19 @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 20 @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Jun 21 @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Jun 22 @ Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
Jun 23 @ Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec