Radioboxer Breaks Up: "We're Disappointed to Say There Isn't a Scandalous Reason"

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Via facebook.com/Radioboxer

Oh, Radio broke your heart.

Today, everyone's favorite "bi-polar pop band from Hialeah" announced that "the time is right to end our beloved project."

After four years and two albums, this New Times reader's pick for Best Band of 2009 is calling it quits. And the only consolation: "We do plan to release three last songs and play two more public shows."

Check the cut for Radioboxer's farewell letter to fans and friends.

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-Radioboxer Talks New Album and "What Is Home?"

Radioboxer Is Hanging Up the Gloves

After much thought we have decided the time is right to end our beloved project. We are kind of disappointed to say there is not a scandalous reason for this decision, no internal quarrels, no substance abuse problems, backstabbing, Yoko Onos in the mix, or monster egos battling it out during practices. We are quite accustomed to all of these and consider them half of the fun of being in the band. The truth is that we feel we want to pursue other personal and artistic interests that are not compatible with what was the original vision and sound of Radioboxer. As right now we have no immediate plans for new projects but we do plan to release three last songs and play two more public shows (May 4 at TOBACCO ROAD and MAY 25 Place TBA) and one semi‐private show in the first half June. We always put great care on our live performances and we intend to send Radioboxer off in these three last shows. We would love to see our friends there to celebrate all the good times we had and welcoming whatever the future might bring.

We want to thank everybody that had a hand in allowing us to grow and flourish as a band and individuals. Radioboxer was a huge part of our lives and we loved every minute of it. We made many friends and we feel fortunate to be part of the Florida Music Scene.We plan to keep connected to the scene by collaborating with others or simply as fans of the many great bands we had the privilege to play with.

Most of all we want to thank our fans. Thank you for giving a chance to these oddballs from Hialeah, thank you for waiting for our sets, thank you for letting us know you guys liked what we did and letting us be part of your lives. We are and will always be in debt to you all. We hope to see you all soon and we will make sure to let you know about any artistic endeavor in our future.

We love you and we can't say "thank you" enough.

‐ Radioboxer from Hialeah

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9 comments
Crossfade
Crossfade

No prob, Jota Dazza. Good luck to you and the crew on the next thing!

boris.acosta
boris.acosta

Why do people respond to trolls? He's obviously not actually looking for a conversation, but you spent half an hour on the response post. That's what the troll aims for.

brickell30
brickell30

2009 radio broke heart- lineup was off the hook

MiamiTruthOperator
MiamiTruthOperator

First time Radioboxer makes me smile. Its always a great day when another poser band bites the dust. 

MiamiTruthOperator
MiamiTruthOperator

First time Radioboxer makes me smile. Its always a great day when another poser band bites the dust. 

MiamiTruthOperator
MiamiTruthOperator

First time Radioboxer makes me smile. Its always a great day when another poser band bites the dust. 

Jota Dazza
Jota Dazza

i got to thank Sean Pajot for fixing my grammar. Also for putting this out. Thank you sir and all the NT team for the support.

the_lavender_room
the_lavender_room

@MiamiTruthOperator Are you stupid or racists or have you lived under a rock for the past five years? These guys have done nothing but help the Miami scene. Jota even started a The Florida Musician Get Together group to help musicians and starting artists find out the information and possibly make important connections to move forward. They have been more instrumental to bring the notice of labels and major A&R peoples' attention to Miami than many of the so called important players in Miami.

They allowed so many no name bands to open up for them at major venues, which gave them a chance to grow their presence and book future other bigger shows. I'm sorry, you might not like their music, which is your right, but to say that this band did not have a major positive influence on this scene and to smile at the end of it... well if you ask me, it makes you a Miami poser.

Radioboxer embodied the spirit and driven nature that it takes to make in South Florida.

Don't put out hate. Show some damn respect.

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