You always hear terrible stories of hard working bands, bands who are essentially playing for gas money, having their gear stolen, but Salt Lake City doom greats SubRosa took a particularly significant hit yesterday in Sacramento while they were enroute to a show in Oakland. In addition to vandalizing the band’s tour van, thieves made off with two violins, guitars, a bass guitar, and a bag with the band’s tour money and personal belongings. And, as the band dryly noted on Facebook, “Of course, we're most upset about the Cadbury Screme egg stolen from the dashboard. Insult to injury.” In the meantime, friends have quickly set up a fundraising page to help SubRosa recoup some of their losses and raise their spirits. They’re splendid people who don’t deserve such a fate, so if you can chip in whatever amount you can manage (they’re offering merch for $30 and $100 minimum donations) please, by all means do.
And be sure to buy their outstanding new album More Constant Than the Gods – one of the very best albums of 2013 – which is out now on Profound Lore. Stream and order it here.