I just found out that Cacye Lindner, aka Flying Canyon, took his own life yesterday. This is sad news. The Flying Canyon album, which was my #5 of last year, has been very influential on my own music, and it truly was a beautifully written and performed album. I was strongly looking forward to hearing what more this man had to offer, and i hope that the music community will learn from this tragedy. Sometime this week i will upload the Flying Canyon album, which i do deem a classic folk masterwork, in memory of the man's life and art.
Cayce Lindner, frontman for self-described "California doom folk" band Flying Canyon, took his own life yesterday, February 6. No further details are available regarding his death, nor do we know how old he was.
Lindner, who lived in the Bay Area, was in the bands the Golden Hotel and the Goodwill Tapes before forming Flying Canyon with the Jewelled Antler collective's Glenn Donaldson and Shayde Sartin. He was also a filmmaker.
Sidney Alexis Lindner, Cayce's brother, fronts the Portsmouth, New Hampshire band the Hotel Alexis. He was also in Golden Hotel with Cayce.
Last fall, Soft Abuse released Flying Canyon's enchanting self-titled debut album. Our own Brandon Stosuy wrote, "Lindner and friends carve out an erudite haze that foregoes caricature and wardrobe changes in favor of melody, inventive instrumentation, strong songwriting, and an honest, riveting charisma."