Local Idaho-emo band Carry on, Kid have announced the departure of founding member and front-man, Christian Anderson. Although the current future of the band is grey, their final performance with Anderson at the helm will be later this month at The Basement.
In a statement released on Facebook, Anderson wrote, “This is extremely bittersweet, but my last show playing in Carry on, Kid will be at the end of this month. This has been an extremely gratifying and fun experience to make music with my best friends. We toured, released an EP and full-length and made countless friends. This will forever be one of the most fun times in my life. A big thank you to everyone who has been part of it.”
Anderson plans to release a solo EP later this year under the moniker “mister rogers.” The EP will be promoted in part by a run of acoustic performances in the area, starting with the Greenwood Studios debut on Sept 21. More details regarding the new solo venture will be released via The Ennui Project.
The remaining members of Carry on, Kid have not released an official statement about the future of the band. Without Anderson, the next steps are unclear. The possibility to ultimately dissolve the band to individually pursue other endeavors is present.
Cameron White, the band’s guitarist said, “If anything, we all need to talk about what’s next with [Carry on, Kid] and figure it out from there — if it’s the end or not.”
The final Carry on, Kid performance with Anderson will be held Sept 28 at The Basement’s semester kick-off show. There will be support from local acts, The Howls and For Your Health.
Article and photos by Jordan Henrie.