w/ Sunlight Ascending
Wednesday, October 26th, at The Pike Room in Pontiac
Doors at 6:30, $10/$12
The band decided in 2010 that they would formally disband. They chose to release an EP of new material, titled Assailants, and head out on a farewell tour. With past members unable to tour, Leighton and Craig decided to put together a band to take out on their last run. Leighton decided to pick up the guitar again and pushed forward with the tour that appeared to be entirely sold out. Lydia independently released Assailants on this tour, and discovered that their fan base had grown immensely. The reception they received and the quality of the performances outweighed the gloom of it being their "Farewell". After witnessing a very strong reception from crowds on the other side of the Pacific in Australia , Leighton realized this would be a very difficult thing to leave behind.
Leighton and Craig returned home from Australia , and began working on new songs. After much debate, realization, and late nights they decided to bring Lydia back to life.... They went back into the studio in the summer of 2011 with Matt Malpass, and started to record their follow up to Assailants, titled Paint it Golden.
Sometimes it's difficult to let go of something that is personally sacred- when you have the energy of thousands of people unwilling to let go, you realize that you can't either.