lundi 26 septembre 2016

G.L.O.S.S. : c'est fini !

Les punks-hardcoreux américains de G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit) ont annoncé leur séparation. Ils avaient refusé il y a quelques jours un gros contrat sur le label Epitaph et, afin de rester totalement en accord avec l'esprit "punk", désirent en rester là face à la renommée grandissante du groupe (les effets néfastes du culte de la personnalité, le stress, trop de voyages...). Message officiel à lire après le saut.

Hey y’all,

G.L.O.S.S. has decided to break up and move on with our lives. We all remain close friends, but are at a point where we need to be honest about the toll this band is taking on the mental and physical health of some of us. We are not all high-functioning people, and operating at this level of visibility often feels like too much.

We want to measure success in terms of how we’ve been able to move people and be moved by people, how we’ve been able to grow as individuals. This band has become too large and unwieldy to feel sustainable or good anymore—the only thing growing at this point is the cult of personality surrounding us, which feels unhealthy. There is constant stress, and traveling all the time is damaging our home lives, keeping us from personal growth and active involvement in our communities. Being in the mainstream media, where total strangers have a say in something we’ve created for other queer people, is exhausting.

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