NewsApril 19, 2007 7:18 PM ET5,752 views

The Mistake calls it quits

California hardcore band The Mistake has broken up after roughly seven years together. Following a release with Prime Directive Records in 2003, the Mistake signed with Indecision Records, but line-up changes and lengthy spells of inactivity ensued, and aside from a split release with Carry The Casket in 2005, no new material surfaced. The Mistake will play a final show at the ROC in Costa Mesa, CA, along with Carry The Casket, Pressure!, and Come And Get It. Founding member Javier Van Huss (who will immediately start a new band with bandmates Dave and Mark) has issued the following statement: "I think the final nail in the coffin was when my other band played at showcase, and as soon as I rolled up, some kid said 'hey, who are you going to talk shit on tonight?' You'd be surprised how many fucking times I heard that question. Might as well have said 'dance, monkey.' Bottom line is I'm just not that angry anymore. I've been the only original member of the mistake for a long time. I just dont feel like doing it anymore. sometimes playing shows was the best fucking feeling ever and other times it was downright embarrassing. I'm not saying that a new band will be more mainstream, and concerned with being 'popular,' because I know that I will never be that in my life. I just feel like it's time to express myself differently. This new band, no matter who plays with us in the future, will only be more brutal, faster, and more extreme. If you are reading this, and have ever been IN the mistake, come to the last show and jump on stage and play a song. Beev will be flying down. Bandcamp and Alex will both play drums at some point. I'd like for every song to be played with a different lineup. There will also be plenty of covers. All the other bands playing are not only our friends, but they are fucking amazing bands. All of them. Couldn't ask for anything more. Hope to see you there."

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holycitybradley 4/19/2007 4:23:48 PM

who?????


WORSTGAYHEAD 4/19/2007 4:25:27 PM

fck you and fck gay lambgoat


jim_dangle 4/19/2007 4:28:40 PM

damn i wish that said lye by mistake


wiretap 4/19/2007 4:33:20 PM

i guess the band was the mistake. thank you, it was nothing really.


methmouth 4/19/2007 4:37:54 PM

global warming.


harmcityjay 4/19/2007 4:43:01 PM

This sucks. I liked this band


Nowonmai 4/19/2007 4:47:32 PM

yeah I guess they made a big... fck it.


withoutashield 4/19/2007 5:01:07 PM

BEEV rules! Best drum tech ever


oilpoillo 4/19/2007 5:07:34 PM

NO CARE EVER!


jeremysignals 4/19/2007 5:16:12 PM

i hope they don't think this was a mistake ^_^


xsongsofselfx 4/19/2007 5:33:54 PM

18 visions.


some_kind_of_palsy 4/19/2007 5:43:02 PM

starting the band was one.


ARCHITECTkills 4/19/2007 6:43:38 PM

10/10 band fcking awesome dudes. come play east coast gayg0ts. fck. only band i ever saw play a Left For Dead cover and do it justice.


vtacore 4/19/2007 7:29:06 PM

xsongsofselfx 4/19/2007 5:33:54 PM 18 visions. /// 18v is NOT close to sounding like this band. Moron.


amongdan 4/19/2007 7:53:06 PM

jerks should have put my band on the last show. fcking jav. anyways... this show is at a bar, so come buy me booze jerks.


Dr_Radiation 4/19/2007 7:59:41 PM

vtacore 4/19/2007 7:29:06 PM xsongsofselfx 4/19/2007 5:33:54 PM 18 visions. /// 18v is NOT close to sounding like this band. Moron. Jav WAS in 18V, MORON.


splintermouth 4/19/2007 8:04:53 PM

What a horrible mistake...


ballsballsballsneenuballs 4/19/2007 8:07:06 PM

first thing I thought was... 'musta been a mistake'


vtacore 4/19/2007 8:24:56 PM

Dr_Radiation 4/19/2007 7:59:41 PM/// No shit sherlock. who gives a shit if he was in 18v. idiot. most people don't know he was in 18v so if someone mentioned 18v they would make no connection.


ESCDOMINATES 4/20/2007 4:17:58 AM

FINALLY!!!!!!


a_giant_head 4/20/2007 11:16:36 AM

"damn i wish that said lye by mistake" i knew that was going to be there...


forumdrama 4/20/2007 11:25:23 AM

dance, monkey!


likeatonabricks 4/20/2007 12:41:25 PM

i just wasted 3 minutes of my life reading this waste of news space...


StormFront 4/21/2007 12:32:14 AM

I guess it was a mistake huh


thisistrashart 4/21/2007 3:17:36 AM

...long time coming, but still a bummer


fsovercrooks 4/21/2007 2:43:16 PM

first 18v broke up...now another side project of 18v is down...is bleeding through next?...stay tuned gayg0tz :P


walkertexasranger 4/21/2007 6:53:03 PM

the name is ironical in this case


xStrikeHardx 4/22/2007 2:34:26 PM

Carry The Casket is the shee


thecontracode 4/22/2007 6:01:55 PM

xsongsofselfx 4/19/2007 5:33:54 PM 18 visions. /// 18v is NOT close to sounding like this band. Moron. How can you make out what he was trying to say by just the word 18v? Go suck some Mistake dck you gay.


bard7741 4/23/2007 1:34:03 AM

the band name says it all.





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