Goodbye Decibully, hello new Decibully album
The iconic Milwaukee band releases a new (and possibly final) album online.
After 11 years and three stellar albums, Milwaukee’s Decibully announced last week that it would be going on indefinite hiatus. Band co-founder Ryan Weber’s upcoming stint with the Peace Corps was given as one of the reasons for the break, and a good-bye show was held Saturday at the Cactus Club. But before the curtain closes for good on the band (and on an era in Milwaukee music), fans can enjoy an unexpected parting gift: A brand new, self-titled Decibully album is available now at Listening Party as a pay-what-you-like download.
“The record is a huge departure from our previous releases,” Weber told The A.V. Club. “We didn’t want to do anything other than exactly what we do live. There are no overdubs, no doubles, no guest artists, no sound replacement, no amp simulators. This record was done in one week, and I think the idea behind it lent itself to this style of production. There are lots of overtones about dying on it. It all kind of makes sense.”
As for the future of the group, Weber remains upbeat. “We’d all keep playing together until we’re old and gray, and we probably will,” he says. “The only thing that would surprise me is if we didn’t make music together in the future. We may even write another Decibully record. I wouldn’t count anything out. I’ll always be open to write music under the name, and with all members of Decibully—past, present, and uncertain future.”