In unfortunate news, Del Cielo has announced the end of their collaboration. In these difficult times their release catalogue of the two full lengths and varying 7's and compilations is equally, if not more so, matched by their outstanding ethics and activism in both local and national communities. Aside from extensive touring and writing, the band, collectively and as individuals, continuously dedicated themselves to varying benefits, women's rights organizations, and political causes. With this disbanding comes the loss of a not only a wonderful musical endeavor, but a sadly,
a dwindling punk ethos of using the entity of a band as a means of activism
Katy Otto, their drummer released the following statement:
"In the past four and a half years, Del Cielo has surpassed what any of the three of us thought our band would be. It's been an honor to travel around the country and meet people. Our band has existed through turbulent political times as well, and our final show as a rock for choice event (Saturday, September 23 Richmond, VA VOX ROX at VCU with Bellafea and Ben Davis) seems fitting given our two most recent Supreme Court vacancies.. It's been so fun and we are lucky to have had this experience!"
Basla, Andrea, and Katy please know that your work is celebrated and will be thoroughly missed by everyone involved with Lovitt Records.
Mailorder will be shut down from Sept 17th to Sept 25th. Any orders that come over during that time will be shipped on or after the 25th. Thanks!
Thanks to everyone that made it out to the Lovitt 10 Year Anniversary show, especially those who traveled far distances to come out. The show was amazing and one that will be remembered for some time to come. A lot of people have helped out and supported the label over the past 10 years and we really appreciate it. Special thanks, of course, go out to all the bands we have worked with as they are all amazing people and musicians and we have been honored to work with them.
Anyone that videotaped or took pictures of the Lovitt 10 Year Anniversary show or the last Engine Down show in Richmond, we would really appreciate it if we could get copies for possible use in the next Lovitt DVD or the Engine Down DVD. You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Matt Michel from Haram/Majority Rule designed some great posters for the Lovitt Anniversary show that he is selling on his site: http://www.majrule.com/creativpanic/posters.html.
He also has posters for Del Cielo's CD release party and Decahedron's first show ever.
On a semi-separate note, we are looking for high quality photos of the last Four Hundred Years show in Philadelphia. If you have any, please e mail: email@example.com.
Engine Down has been a huge part of the label the past eight years, and we are really going to miss them. All of them are going on to new, exciting things and will always be our great friends. We thank them for all the great memories and the music they created that touched a lot of people. It is nice that they were able to go out on their terms and were able to do their final show in front of friends and family. Everyone at the show was truly part of something special that words cannot fully express.
We have a lot of exciting news to report in a few weeks about new releases and new bands. We will be kicking off the next 10 years with a bang!
The Lovitt Family
Lovitt Records will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this Saturday, September 3rd, at the Black Cat in Washington, DC . It is Engine Down's last DC show and their second-to-last show ever. It is also Basla from Del Cielo's last DC show with the band and the last Navies show for a while, as Ed from the band will be attending law school in the fall.
The show will start on time and bands (other than Engine Down) will be playing short sets so come early! Plus, the show will be filmed for use in a future Lovitt DVD.
The first 50 people that enter the show will receive a copy of the Lovitt Transmissions: Volume 1 DVD.
Our good friends from Shirts for a Cure will be selling new exclusive t-shirts at the show from Engine Down, Del Cielo, Frodus, Majority Rule, Darkest Hour, and others. The proceeds of the shirt sales provide financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford the expense of fighting breast cancer. For more information, please visit the Syrentha Savio Endowment at www.syrentha.org
Here are the show details:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2005
8:30 PM (The show will start early and on time to fit all the bands, so don't be late!).
ENGINE DOWN (next-to-last show)
FIN FANG FOOM
You can purchase tickets (which we recommend for people coming from out-of-town) by going to the Black Cat's website at www.blackcatdc.com
Hope to see you at the show!
Any item that is priced $8.00 or more (not including shipping) at our webstore for the month of August is 10% off in celebration of our 10 year anniversary! The discount will be calculated at check out.