The Number Twelve Looks Like You Announce Split, Farewell Show

posted December 15, 2009

The Number Twelve Looks Like You Announce Split, Farewell Show

After nine years together and four studio albums released, New Jersey-based quartet The Number Twelve Looks Like You have decided to split up. Not content to go out quietly, the band has scheduled one last blowout farewell show on Friday, January 29th at School of Rock East in South Hackensack, NJ. The show will feature special guests and will include former members of Number 12 joining singer Jesse "Jase" Korman, guitarist Alexis Pareja, bassist Chris Russell-Walker and drummer Jon Karel to perform songs from all four of the band's albums.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 19th at 10am through www.ticketweb.com.The Number Twelve's most recent album, "Worse Than Alone," was released in April 2009 on Eyeball Records and was hailed by Alternative Press as "TNTLLY's best release to date."

Korman commented:

"I don't want to give you a sob story of why we are closing the book. I want this to end on more of a happy note like the end of the movie "Big Fish." Those of you who've been with us these past 9 years know how amazing you are, and know how much we have unconditionally appreciated your love and support. With that said, it's time to go out with some integrity, dignity and good memories. I can guarantee you that this won't be the last you hear from all of us, as we will be doing our own music projects beyond #12. But lets keep the #12 legacy living on forever and ever, like its got an Energizer battery in it, it'll just keep going and going and going and going..."

Guitarist Alexis Pareja added:

"I'm glad to say I had quite a journey with this band (my first and only band). To write music for myself and have others enjoy it was the greatest thing that could ever happen to me. I saw many faces genuinely appreciate what we did, and that's what kept us going. We may have never reached the pinnacle of what "could have been," yet we fought hard and brought challenging ideas to those who chose to listen closely. The band was never rich/famous and that was not the goal. We desired to play music we genuinely enjoyed creating, while being able to support our own accumulating responsibilities. But there comes a moment where one takes a step back and reevaluates what has been built. Due to many ongoing issues and the slow deterioration of the band throughout the years, #12 has decided to let this little monster go to sleep. It is best to leave the band with the high standards it set for itself than water down anything good we had. I'm equally sorrowful it had to end in such a manner, however this will hopefully give rise to a new chapter of music and creativity from the members. We all plan to stay active in music in one form or another.

The Number Twelve Looks Like You brought together a ruthless, diehard, demanding fan base that always made every show an adventure. I can guarantee that every show we ever played was priceless to us even when there were only 5 kids. I want to give thanks to all the fans that gave me the opportunity to take my guitar playing to the next level, and to travel the world with such a fine group of gentlemen. It was 9 years of hard work and we saw lots of bands come and go while trudging along with minimal requirements. We shared the stage with many amazing people, and I have innumerable memories that have had a profound impact on me."

Pareja's full statement can be found on www.myspace.com/tntllu.

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