Whether you count yourself an EPP fan or not, the impact they had on post-RT nerdcore is undeniable. The group was a fixture of the greater Florida scene and a prime catalyst that precipitated the veritable explosion of regular nerdcore shows in the area. EPP were known for their eclectic style, their frenetic performances, and their eternally swelling roster.
The band was also know for its totally unorthodox sense of humor, and I, like many other scenesters, simply assumed that this announcement was some other obscure in-joke appreciated only by the members of the Party themselves. It appears, however, that it’s for real, and, as such, I thought it warranted a little pomp and/or circumstance.
I find it kinda hard to be blue, as Sir-Up explicitly stated that the former members of the group would continue to make music independently. Instead, I’ll simply wish them all the best in their endeavors and hope that the split affords them each the artistic growth that they seek. Best of luck to Sir-Up and Fanatical on their up-coming solo releases, Ben and Wreckshin on their future projects, and – my personal favorite – Miss Betty Rebel on whatever musical avenues she chooses to tread.
MagiTek, Krondor Krew, and Superfiends: y’all keep the dream alive.