Wednesday, October 20, 2010

La Strada Splitting

Brooklyn Balkin-inspired rockers La Strada are calling it quits after three years together. The band which received massive acclaim at last year's CMJ festival in New York and at SXSW in Austin, Texas earlier this year are packing it in. The band said in a press statement:

Founder and lead singer James Craft said: "I've loved being in La Strada, but for now I need extended time away from the scene and want to work on something new." Devon Press, multi-instrumentalist and co-writer agreed saying, "this is probably one of the most amicable breakups in history and we all still love each other very much and will probably continue to work together in some capacity." The newest member to join the La Strada ranks, cellist Isaiah Gage said, "I'm so thankful that I got to not only play such great music in the short time I was in the band, but more importantly meet such great friends."

The band released one EP and their debut LP, New Home earlier this year. We spoke to the band last year, take a look as we spent a Sunday afternoon with La Strada at their Greenpoint, Brooklyn rehearsal space.