Canadas Talent


January 16, 2012

The Latency Breaks Up, Releases 3 Last Songs

the latency


The Latency was formed in 2006 when Ryan Stead (guitarist) and Matthew Gendron (bassist) met Brendan Lehti (singer/song writer) at a show where their individual bands were playing. They chose Jonny Wiebe to be their guitarist in 2007 while preparing for the band’s first studio release, “CHOMP!!”

The band originates from Maple Ridge, British Columbia and has toured across Canada with Faber Drive, Marianas Trench, Hedley, State of Shock and Shiloh.

Their self-titled album was released on September 8, 2008. There are 12 tracks on the album, six previously released on “CHOMP!!”  and six new songs.  Their single, “Tonight, I Love You”, made it to #27 and was put on medium rotation at Much Music and Much More Music. It was also featured on Degrassi High.

It was on September 1, 2010 that the band announced through a UStream chat that Jonny was leaving the band on good terms, although a replacement was never chosen.

After Jonny left, the band continued to post covers and updates to their YouTube channel.

The band released a new single titled “Music to Me” on June 23, 2011. The fans took this as a sign that even though the band was down to three members they were still going strong and were hopefully going to record another album.

Unfortunately on December 4, 2011 The Latency announced that they were disbanding because the members wanted to go down different paths. They made a youtube video in which they thank their fans for their love and support over the years. (Click here to watch video)

However, they did post three previously unreleased songs to their MySpace on December 9, 2011. These tracks are titled “Hero”, “Break the Ice” and “Still Believe in You”. You can check the songs out here.

Although it’s sad seeing a band you love break up, we wish the members all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to seeing their upcoming projects. Their loyal fans will support them no matter what.

By: Victoria Arruda


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