Sad news for fans of the young TN punkers. This comes via BYOP’s MySpace (hat tip to reader John P. for the link):

To all of our fans,

We are sad to bring you the news that our upcoming shows in the UK (dates below) are going to be our last as a band. We thank you for all your love and support these past few years – its been a blast but the time has come for the 4 of us to go our separate ways.

22 August: Reading Festival – Reading, UK
23 August: Leeds Festival – West Yorkshire, UK
25 August: Carling Academy 2 – Liverpool, UK
26 August: Dingwalls – London, UK

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Jemina & Co., with the censorship and Universal’s misguided marketing and whatnot, but still we definitely didn’t see this one coming. So UK kids, you only have a few more chances to have Jemina push you around. Disappointment aside, at least it is safe to think we’ll hear more from ’em in some form: they all have side projects (Turbo Fruits, Deluxin, etc.) and they’re a bit closer in age to food fights than the AARP (or, ATP) circuit. Looking forward to what’s next.

Comments (18)
  1. This sucks. They were great.

  2. james  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    so UK kids….are American cool again??? according to NME we are…..hahahahaha i would hate to live on that fucking island

  3. Michael  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    These kids were going to be great (Still have faith they’ll do good things, but wanted to see it as BYOP.) It sucked how a lot of people wrote them off because of their age and for being poseurs. A lot of people accused them of pulling a publicity stunt with the censored album, then there was the Warped Tour statements that sparked controversy, then they backed out of those dates… Agh, I think being on a major label really did them in.

  4. Fred Schneider  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    I am eagerly anticipating the word count when Stereogum finally hyperlinks back to every posting they’ve ever done in one article. Man-there will be some really good non-sequiturs in there!!!

  5. stephen  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    Be Your Own who?

  6. aaron  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    WHAT, NO, NO! THIS IS THE WORST NEWS EVER! I AM SO UPSET I WILL CRY!, BJIEFKKSDNSD
    SERIOUSLY THEY WERE MY FAVOURITE BAND EVER! THIS REALLY, REALLY SUCKS. I NEVER GOT TO SEE THEM LIVE! augh!

    • Christ  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

      Get a hold of yourself kid. The next dayglo Williamsburg crapfest band of the minute should be along in five minutes to take its place.

    • kiki  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

      consider yourself lucky that you never had to see them live!

  7. 123  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    ok, who wants some ice cream?

  8. kaleb  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    has anyone broken the news to NYLON??

  9. malina  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    ZING!!!

  10. Glenn  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

    They can’t even attract a decent crowd in their hometown. Universal isn’t to blame….they were on Ecstatic Peace anyway. Why not blame Thurston?

  11. Jacket  |   Posted on Aug 2nd, 2008 0

    They rocked. I’m sad but not surprised. 2015 money grab reunion?

  12. anonymous  |   Posted on Aug 2nd, 2008 0

    good riddance

  13. Suck. I’m a fan of bitchy immature teenage pseudo-punk.

  14. “Get a hold of yourself kid. The next dayglo Williamsburg crapfest band of the minute should be along in five minutes to take its place.”

    dude. BYOP were better than 90 percent of the crap coming out of Williamsburg. Plus there from TN.

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