After three solid albums, Chris Daly, co-founder and drummer of Jets To Brazil, has decided to leave the New York City outfit for a new project. After the release of their third disc, Perfecting Loneliness, the Jets abruptly cancelled their entire North American before lift off (October/November 2002). At the time the details were sketchy, and apparently so was singer Blake Schwarzenbach, who now admits that the cancellation was due to a fairly large-scale depression. The former Jawbreaker mouthpiece delivered the following update on the band's official site:
"This season finds the band in glorious disarray. I spent the fall in the throes of a pretty sizeable depression - even by my high standards. I'd like to apologize to the friends and fans of the band for the media blackout and cancelled tour in October/November. Sometimes things must stop, despite the logic of the industry and even the best will of the people. I've been healing up in Canada for the past six weeks, enjoying the slightly saner perspective of the CBC, the comfort of family, and the restorative air of well-preserved forest. Now, for the news.
"It is with great sadness that I announce the departure of co-founder and drummer extraordinaire, Chris Daly, from the Jets. He has taken his formidable bag of tricks to another project and we wish him well over there and relish the memories of the good times, deep musics and cheerful hijinx of our collective past. This untimely departure leaves the Jet with a pretty sizeable hull breach." - Blake Schwarzenbach
Source: Jason Anfinsen