From The Middle East Facebook page:
Writing to inform you that we’re ceasing. i’m not sure if we’ll make more music later on or not, we don’t feel like playing anymore for a whole lot of reasons that i won’t list here and i’m afraid if we continued any longer it would just be a moneygrab. i’d rather go hungry. thank you to all those who came to shows. we had fun.
t.s elliot wrote ‘you are the music while the music lasts’, but he also wrote that confusing little book about cats so don’t put too much stock in his quotes. i’m very tired. until next time.
the middle east.” (sic.)