Deloris Call It Quits After 11 Years
News posted Monday, February 15 2010 at 01:00 PM.
Related: Deloris, Single Twin.
After 11 years and four albums of “varying degrees of worth”, Melbourne-via-Frankston outfit Deloris have called it a day. The band, featuring frontman Marcus Teague and a roving cast of musicians, announced the news on Saturday (February 13) in third and first person via MySpace. They released their final album Ten Lives through Dot Dash/Remote Control in 2006.
“They toured the nation countless times, slept on a fine array of floors, never did make it overseas but played lots of gigs - though never any festivals, never could get on any, crazy - performed some with people like The National, Okkervil River, Lou Barlow, The Delgados, Mountain Goats, Augie March, Something For Kate, Purplene and The Tucker Bs, decimated bank accounts, looked after their own affairs with middling results, enjoyed high rotation airplay around the country, thrilled ourselves with audio accomplishments the likes of which we could never have dreamed, ditto as dudes, had a bunch of members come and go and generally cemented down all our best friends forever.
“But … we are not really they anymore. They’re not really there. Deloris were an idea, a ruse, a lot of words, sticky-tape, parking fines, sore fingertips, photocopying, notes and a lot of waiting around for the black hole to zip shut. It never did. Everything ever, so on and so forth. If you’re reading this – and this is a moment of clarity – man, you have no idea how much we love/d you.*
“HOWEVER. Much more to come. From something else already made throughout 2009 with some people from Deloris and some others instead – nearly finished now (no name yet), just vocals to go – concerned with buildings, prehistoric man and a musical note that can be heard by both the tadpole in the primordial goop and the account manager on Level 56. Woah x 2.”
The new incarnation is not to be confused with Teague's solo project, Single Twin, which is "legitimately" launching its debut self-titled EP at The Toff in Town in Melbourne on February 18. The debut album from this as-yet-untitled project is expected to be out in the second half of the year.