Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Farewell to Kings

Last month I said that I wouldn't believe that Optimus Rhyme had broken up until I heard it from Wheelie himself, and, sadly, two weeks ago I did. Apparently I wasn't the only fan in denial, as the guys have just released an official statement confirming their dissolution.
Dearest Autobeat Allies,

After 8 years of making music together, Optimus Rhyme is calling it quits. We have had a glorious time battling those evil Wackacon forces and now feel our mission is complete. Thank you for coming to the shows, buying our albums, spreading the Autobeat Gospel, and, again, coming to the shows. Meeting many of you in clubs across the country was unforgettable and we hope to cross paths again.

We have a final batch of songs that we will have out by year’s end. We’ll keep you posted on when and where you can find them. In the meantime, come celebrate the finale with us at the High Dive in Seattle (513 N 36th St G, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 632-0212) this Thursday night, August 28th. We will be sharing the stage with longtime friends The Goondocks, the Godfather of Nerdcore MC Frontalot, and heir apparent Beefy. Doors at 8pm, music at 9pm.

xoxo,
grimROCK, Powerthighs, Stumblebee, & Wheelie Cyberman
Optimus Rhyme was and continue to be a primary musical inspiration for all of my projects here at Hipster, please!, and their presence will be sorely missed. Thankfully, as the guys part ways we are all but guaranteed no fewer than 4 distinct musical entities to arise from the ashes. Moreover, they have now officially willed their empire to my pal Beefy, and with Autobeat Allies The Goondocks and Ultraklystron still holding down the homestead, Seattle is in good hands.

If you are in Sea-town this week pre-PAX, it is imperative that you check out their final gig. I won't be there, so please cheer extra loud for me. And in the meantime, let's all take a moment to reflect on the impeccable musicianship that will forever be Optimus Rhyme.

8 comments:

Church said...

LaLaLaLa I can't HEAR you!

talkie_tim said...

I'll be pouring out a fifth in their memory tonight. We still need to get _someone_ to bootleg that PAX show...

Z. said...

I know, Church. I know.

And I'm actually looking into this now, Tim. I've put my feelers out, and I'll holler if I get any info.

AlienBoBZ said...

And that someone shall be me. I will be there at least running my audio rig. Not sure about video unless I can get some type of help. I had problems last time so I would either have to had someone watch my audio rig or run the video camera.

talkie_tim said...

AlienBoBZ, Sir, You are a scholar and a gentleman. Award yourself 8 awesome-points.

Z. said...

Make that 10 Awesome-Points!

killsaly said...

Man that sucks. Well, there is always Supercommuter.

Z. said...

Yeah, ks, each of the guys have moved on to other bands, so we should be in for some fun.