The band had most recently released The Language That We Speak in 2011; they preceded that with their The Great and the Alleged Great EP.
The actual difficulty of being a band transcends location, privilege, ultimate goals, or musical ability. It's staying a band. That's the hard part. As a band progresses and time moves on, there is a lot of life happening in the periphery. It gets to be a lot to balance. The task becomes how well you can keep one foot planted in two polarized worlds, without getting completely lost in the tap-dancing act of making a home life and a band life work. There's no easy way to say this, but that's where we as Former Thieves have become exhausted.
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Iowa's Former Thieves are calling it a day. The band posted a lengthy farewell letter on their Facebook, saying:
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