#1
I realise this isn't a band that gets talked about on here ever (despite being excellent), but I just got this email through from Absolutely Kosher Records and thought it was worth making a thread for.

Dear Friends,

Philadelphia/Brooklyn band Bottom of the Hudson suffered a serious van wreck on Sunday, July 29th, while returning home after the final date of a short East Coast tour to promote their new album, Fantastic Hawk, released just two weeks ago on July 17. While on I-40 near Clinton, NC, a tire blew out sending the van out of control and flipping it multiple times. Bassist Trevor Butler was killed in the accident and drummer Greg Lytle is currently in ICU in Chapel Hill, NC. The other members of the band, Eli Simon, Michael Prince and William Chesterton Chambers, suffered minor injuries and were released from the hospital.
We didn't have an opportunity to get to know Trevor Butler as well as we would have liked, but he was a great guy and a great musician. He was instrumental in the evolution of the band's sound over the years. In addition to playing in Bottom of the Hudson for the last several years, Trevor also was a founding member in fellow-Philadelphia group Coyote. He was utterly devoted to music and helped many, many bands set-up shows in Philadelphia. We are devastated by his loss and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the band and their families. Services will be held for Trevor Butler on Thursday in his hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC. Thanks to everyone who has sent condolences and well-wishes.

We are currently accepting donations via Paypal (the address is both@absolutelykosher.com) on behalf of Trevor's family and for Greg's medical bills resulting from the accident. A benefit show is being discussed, but we're all still reeling from this tragedy. We will update our home page (www.absolutelykosher.com, which also has a donation link) as news of Greg's condition and progress on further fundraisers comes in. Your generosity in this difficult time is appreciated.

best,
Cory Brown and everyone at Absolutely Kosher Records
www.absolutelykosher.com
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#2
That sucks, even though I've never heard of the band. You never know when your life's about to get screwed up, I guess. A shame, really. I feel deeply sorry for anyone affected by this. I know what it feels like. RIP.
#3
i haven't really listened to the band, but that's terrible. my sympathies to everyone affected which from what it sounds like is a major part of the philly scene.
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#4
It was good music, worth checking out.

Definitely a big shame.
People can moan about their stuff getting stolen from their vans, but this is really harsh.
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#5
Well I too have not really heard of these guys (however I will check them out now), but thats still quite sad. I'm sorry.

I hope the other guy comes out okay, too.
#7
Man, I hear of so many deaths in vans whilst on tour. It makes me feel uncomfortable being in a car.

RIP Trevor.
#8
Ah. It's always so unexpected.

My condolences to the people affected by this.

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Man, I hear of so many deaths in vans whilst on tour. It makes me feel uncomfortable being in a car.

RIP Trevor.


It's could be people in the storage part not wearing seatbelts though, but I know what you mean.
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