We’ve just had some alarming news that one of our favourite artists is being forced to quit making music because he can’t afford to continue. Subtitle is the wonderful Montreal-based hip-hop artist that has close links to bands like The Unicorns / Islands. We figured since readers of this site are followers of the Montreal scene in general that this would be of interest to you.
From Subtitle’s MySpace page:
Thursday, March 08, 2007
nothing witty here but quitting
yup I’m a quitter.
after 4 months of struggling like mad
and hoping a tour would save my sorry flesh,
said tour got cancelled, which means my money for the
next 2 months went with it. I hope whoever has my passport
is dead. I can’t make a living in another country and my supergroup
randomizers is really a social club at this point. I hit up labels trying
to submit a DEMO for chrissakes! I’ve fallen pretty fall from grace, so it’s
a wrap. thanks to all the fans and thanks to all the people who liked
my music. If I can hold on to my laptop, I’ll make music for fun, but
otherwise fuck it, nothing is worth this much heartache. whatever happens to trunk bomb is news to me. I’m giving b.e.a.r. to nate and phil and……………
It’s incredible to think that someone of his talent is struggling to get going. We met him last year and he’s super-sweet in every way imaginable. Please take the time to listen to some tracks and if you like them; buy his records, spread the word and send him a nice card in the post or something.
Thanks to Karl for passing on the message.