Best Local Band That Broke Up
Best Band Whose Members Broke Up but the Band Didn't BOA Award Winner
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If you read the Vibes section of this venerable rag a year ago, you know all about the troubles that haunted I AM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER right around the release of its third album, The Cover Up. Quick recap: lost label, got label, members ended romantic relationship, back together, off again, on again, off again, Amy Dykes diagnosed with cancer, on again, members get engaged, Amy&#146;s cancer goes into remission, off again. That&#146;s a long and intensely emotional year. What does it mean for fans of the band who don&#146;t want to butt into Dykes and bandmate Dan Geller&#146;s personal life? Not a whole lot, but their sound is better, owing to a new lower octave that Dykes discovered, and aside from her haircut, the onstage interplay is the same as ever, though maybe with some extra tension. Chemistry doesn&#146;t always end with relationships.