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- Posted on Mar 13th 2012 2:55PM by Jason MacNeil
"The short end of it is that Brenner's blood sugar became fatally high, causing him to suffer from (diabetic keto) acidosis," singer-guitarist Garrett Deming said in an email according to The L Magazine. Demming added that the local music community showed an "outpouring of support" in light of Eugenides' death and were considering some sort of tribute concert in Eugenides' memory.
"For those of you who haven't heard, we've lost our brother Brenner, our lead guitar player, engineer, producer, cowriter, van driver, joke cracker, and all around spirit of the band," the group wrote on their Facebook page. "He was a strange fire, a dear friend, an honorable man. RIP."
Although the group was independent, Broken Glow made headlines last summer when they were mistakenly linked to hacking group 'Anonymous' and became part of a massive FBI sting. Just a few days before Eugenides' death, the group posted a lengthy explanation of what had transpired that summer. According to the group, a New York Post article had portrayed the band as "vigilante criminal masterminds with the feds hot on their trail, skating out of harm's way at the last second and leaving filth in their wake."
The post went on to say that "the feds had targeted Broken Glow's previous apartment in the McKibbin lofts as a site of Internet espionage," entering the apartment on July 19 only to find "a few college age girls who'd just moved in, scared stiff by armed agents barging down their door at the crack of dawn."
"As far as the boys were concerned, they'd done nothing to warrant any kind of government surveillance, and to hear about being a national target by reading it in the paper is not the most settling way to hear such news," the group wrote in the post. FBI agents would later arrive at the band's new apartment to interview the group on two different occasions. After the interviews, "it became clear to the officers that the band was not comprised of tech savvy criminal masterminds."
"The boys have yet to hear back from the bureau since that week, but every black Lincoln cab that rolls slowly by is sure to get a long stare down," they wrote, adding they "did nothing wrong, had no involvement in illegal activity, and were once again put through the ringer as a result of others' misdoings."
Broken Glow were set to release a new full-length album this spring.