Sunday, March 27, 2011

R.I.P Mitch Dubey

Mitch Dubey was killed in his own home in an attempt robbery a few nights ago in New Haven, CT. This world has lost a man with a heart made of gold. I never knew him personally, but of the stories I've been told over time, it's a shame that I never did. I'll never get the chance to now.

In the wake of his tragic death, friends have organized a benefit show featuring The Flaming Tsunamis, My Heart To Joy and others to raise funds for a proper funeral. For those in the area, more on the show can be found on its event page on Facebook. If you do not live in the area or will not be able to attend but would still like to donate, donations are accepted through PayPal {LAUREN.DUBEY@GMAIL.COM}. Any help or support you can offer would be greatly appreciated by his friends and family.

His band, Swear Jar, released a demo tape in 2009. It was a 5 song cassette but those 5 songs summed up the band and the band members perfectly. The songs could go from soft, to long guitar buildups with feedback and then hit you in the face immediately with guitar work that was fast, heavy, but still extremely fun all at the same time.

Here is a link to the bands demo. Download it, listen to it, spread it around. It's too good to be a footnote in the history of a friend who's no longer with us.