We Can’t Win: The Goon Sax Announce Breakup

The Australian indie trio, The Goon Sax, announced their breakup after 9 years of making music. Sadly, this means no US tour (they even planned a show in OKC!) and no shows with Spoon, Interpol, or Pavement. The Goon Sax did not share the reasoning behind the split but given the nature of the post, one guesses that it was a mutual, amicable decision. The band broke the news via their social media accounts on Tuesday, July 12th, sharing the following:

To all friends of the Goon Sax we have some bittersweet news…after nine years of giving it our everything, we’ve decided to draw the curtain on this band. It’s taken us places stranger, more beautiful, and far beyond anything we could have imagined, and brought us to meeting and working with so many special and incredibly inspiring people. Our gratitude to everyone who’s been with us and allowed the madness of the last 9 years to happen is far beyond anything we can palpably express.

Although this means we won’t be doing our US tour anymore, including the Interpol and Spoon tour and the Pavement shows, we promise we will play one or two more shows in Australia before we finally say goodnight. For us this feels like a happy ending. We love each other and we love you! Thank you for everything.

Their Twitter post is shared below:

Soon after the band’s announcement, Matador Records, who they signed and released their last album Mirror II with, added this:

Though we’re sad and disappointed by this news, we respect the band’s decision. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Louis, Riley and James and look forward to whatever they do next, individually or collectively.

Though this is upsetting news, we can only agree with Matador’s statement, wishing all members success in their future endeavors. Don’t mind us, we’ll just be listening to “Psychic” on repeat, thinking of what could’ve been.