Given the stellar past couple of years it’s had, with momentum generated by its 2013 album The Reunion, high-profile festival gigs, touring, a showcase at Austin’s SXSW, and most recently, a splashy music release party at MOCA, it came as a shock to some of their fans when lilting Kent folk rockers Bethesda announced their imminent demise after six years.
They’ll play their final gig at Burning River Fest July 25. But Bethesda’s engine — the husband-and-wife duo of Eric Ling and Shanna Delaney — have already regrouped as By Light We Loom and will have made their local debut even before Bethesda breathes its last.
They’ve booked a show at the Grog Shop opening for Twin Forks featuring Dashboard Confessionals’ Chris Carrabba and folkie Texas sextet Seryn.
“Join us as we either crash and burn or prevail playing our first show as our new project! ;),” says their online invitation. “Either way, it would just be fun to laugh and hang with our friends as we get out all the kinks!”
Admission is $15.