Sam Champion, the New York City-based indie music band has announced their very last show is tonight, Dec. 5 at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. While this probably isn’t a major story anywhere other than New York, it is most definitely the loss of one of the indie scene’s most promising and inspiring bands of the last few years. Why exactly the band broke up is rather simple.
Guitarist Sean Sullivan went to Jamaica and made a movie (Wah Do Dem), then came home and made a record (RINGS) on Frenchkiss, bassist Jack Dolgen has been busy with his project Maricopa, and drummer Ryan Thornton has been playing full time in both bands. In that spirit of new projects, the band decided to do one last gig (for now) as a thank you to friends and fans and family and to celebrate the last seven years together.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, the band has the following to say:
Q: Did Sam Champion break up?
A: Kind of, yeah, I think so.
Q: Is Dec. 5th at Union Hall your last show?
Q: What’s up with this rumor that Sam Champion did a re-make of the movie “Weekend at Bernies”??
A: Oh that?!? It’s finished. and right here.