well, sad news. actually i knew about this and it actually happened way before i got to austin... well, i don't know if it's good or bad, but at least (not like the other disbanded heros) we got to see them live! on the lighter side of it, the guys will be gigging with some of their other friends, collectively known as SWISS. on a personal note, i wish them all the best in what they are going to do, and hopefully, TGR will have a chance to come back into action..... somehow.......
State of the Union
We entered presto recording studios mid-July 2003 to begin work on what was supposed to become our second full-length album. Although as many as 14 ideas in varying states of developement were committed to tape, not one of them has emerged in a completed form since that time. In fact, very little has happened to further any of the material's progress. It saddens me to announce that the five of us are no longer working together on this music, nor do we have any plans to do so in the near future.
It may be best said that our band is in a state of "indefinate hiatus". Although this status is not intended to convey the idea of a permanant split, it is true that we are no longer working, or ever thinking about the completion of any musical endeavors.
Obviously, we are not playing any shows in the near future. Should a musical appearance by any of us occur, it will be listed on the DATES page.
For the nostalgic, here was the setlist from our last performance sometime last november, 2003.
i was born in omaha
grace, the snow is here
good morning, providence
the boy done wrong again (written by belle and sebastian)
the immovable motorist
Hope this message finds everyone in good health. Enjoy your summer.
Brian Malone & The Gloria Record
(extracted from http://www.thegloriarecord.com)