Oh no bro. Perhaps the bro-iest band in all of bro-rock has bro-ken up. WU LYF (short for World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation) were best known for their anthemic “hanging out” jams and their cryptic/nonexistent communication with their fans and the media. Their first and only album Go Tell Fire to the Mountain was extremely well received and songs like “We Bros” have gone on to define beer-filled camping trips and late night wrestling matches in front of large bonfires. Now, they seem to be disillusioned with the music biz, posting some extremely non-chill and passive aggressive letters online along with one final song to help say goodbye. “T R I U M P H” is a fitting farewell. It’s catchy, sort of silly and sounds like it would be perfect to crank up at the end of a long night. It’s sad to see WU LYF go, perhaps if they had been less mysterious we could have talked to them, hugged it out, but alas… Listen to “T R I U M P H” and read WU LYF’s break-up letters below.
By: Nathan Kerce
“By the time I wrote this I was all ready gone. You know you aint got nothing but time, but time isn’t an infinite currency I want to see wasted. If this is our last month living, apocalypse looming, I am not going to spend my final hours waiting in purgatory. I am done. There is nothing here that inspires/ interests me beyond the emptiness for dreams. and I don’t want to spend my life asleep; dreaming of a….
Wake up! We stay safe/ everything is golden/ in this place.
WU LYF is dead to me. The sincerity of “Go tell fire” was lost in the bull shit of maintaining face in the world we live. Clap your hands chimp everybody’s watching. A year spent losing faith; Innocence lost wide eyes see clear the dark. There’s blood running down streets of every city in the world, what’s a song to do, pretend it mean everything/nothing to you. Another distraction from the world we live. I and I struggle for a based positivity; Get free or die trying; J C Hung him self up for the easy way out. so Broken Mama Cita be kind to me.
P E O are P L E the world over. Your beautiful and strange, and I love you. But The Great Longings calling and I’m young and free enough to try and answer.
I am gone. This isn’t the end. This is the begging.
We done business to be as free as we want to be; I’m exercising this freedom. Manchester and the life we maintaining is leaving me empty. It is a beautiful/ incredible/ insane world we live and I’m done walking round in baby step circles in a self involved bubble. WU LYF isn’t that important. So go do what you want to do. If you wanna play together, Play! your talented musicians so don’t waste that. I am bored of the most challenging thing in WU LYF being deluding myself of its relevance. Dirty free, as that show ended it concreted my decision that a change has to come. “Be the change you want to see” said a wise old man.
I’m going to keep on doing what I do; if the time comes in the future where we all truly want to collaborate on something then that door is always going to be open; I have nothing but love for you all.
But I want to live life that’s true to me.
Ellery James Roberts
your Brother from another mother…
(I’m gonna stay on email so keep in touch.)”