Centro-matic calls it quits…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 2:01 pm December 3, 2014


by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

With nothing to report here in Omaha…

Tomorrow Centro-matic begins a tour in Nashville that ends Dec. 20 in Denton, TX. The tour will be their last. The band is hanging it up after nearly 20 years and a ton of great albums, not the least of which is 2000’s All the Falsest Hearts Can Try, a personal favorite and where I first discovered this band.

Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson announced the break-up here way back in September:

“I can write with no hint of drama that our December tour will be the last Centro-matic tour for the indefinite and foreseeable future. For a handful of reasons, the time finally feels right to celebrate the existence of this thing, then let it rest. I do think that the four of us will embark on some musical endeavor together again, but can’t say that it will be within the realm or tone of what Centro-matic has done.”

Johnson and Co. talk more about the break-up in this IndyWeek feature. Some of you may recognized Johnson as the guy that played drums with Monsters of Folk on one of the tours that came through Omaha. Others might remember Johnson’s solo set at The Ranch Bowl in 2004 (though not many of you, as I remember feeling rather lonely in the club that night). I don’t remember Centro-matic ever coming through Omaha. Maybe they did and I missed it.

Here’s some classic Centro-matic to take your mind off your Wednesday:

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