on august 12 of last year, we played at little man’s garage with studying for their very first show. i will never forget that show because it was there that i realized the effect this band has on people who watch them. songs about leaving home had been released maybe a week before, yet there were already almost a dozen people singing every word. it had come out of nowhere. almost immediately, everyone in carved was welcomed into studying’s close group of friends and vice versa. the members of this band and their friends instantly embraced everything positive little man’s had to offer. the honesty, kindness and talent that this band exhibits has stuck with me ever since i met them. it’s led to the making of other bands, incredible friendships, wild shows and an overall sense of community that little man’s never would have reached without them. we can’t thank the people in it enough for showing us wholehearted support both as friends and musicians.
an ep, a split and a full length later, studying is playing their last show and calling it quits on august 24, right back where it all started. along with them will be solomon solomon, an incredible local screamo band who will also be playing their last show, and two connecticut touring bands, i’m ok and osier bed. while we won’t be playing this show, i sincerely urge anyone who’s ever seen/wanted to see studying to come out and and enjoy the last set they’ll ever play. we will shed some tears and hug it out because i’ve had an awesome time watching this band grow.
r.i.p. studying, you’re the best friends a band could ever ask for.
A live recording from Studying’s last show at Little Man’s Garage on 8/24/12. The crowd was so wild that one of the guitar cabs fell over as soon as the drums kicked in and Monty’s instrument cable got unplugged about half way through. In the end, everybody just stopped playing to jump into the crowd and sing along. It was a helluva way to end the night.