The Lido Venice [review], after recording one more EP for ECA Records and playing some shows this spring in support, will cease touring full-time. The New England-based band cited, amongst other undisclosed reasons, the fact of several members living on the opposite coast of the country as to the apparent demise.

However, TLV guitarist/vocalist Ben Potrykus and bassist/vocalist Sam Potrykus have formed, with ECA owner David Conway and guitarist Jerry MacDonald, Get Loose. The band recently released their first demo and will have a second coming out in several weeks, which will be online and free to download on ECA's site. You can check out rougher versions for now at their myspace and pureVOLUME pages. The band also plans on doing a short east coast tour in March and a longer trek early this coming summer.