The Presidents Of The United States Of America Announce Breakup
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:26:01
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It's a sad day for the country, and perhaps the rest of the rockers in the free world. The Presidents Of The United States Of America announced that they were breaking up the band.
Yesterday, via their Facebook page, the band that formed in Seattle in 1993 revealed that they would no longer continue releasing music, or working as a band. A statement from lead singer Chris Ballew read:
"Dear PUSA fans...
You may have noticed that PUSA has been quiet since the summer of 2015 and here is why...we are no longer functioning as a band. Call it what you will but we have quietly retired from the PUSA business since we are OLD PEOPLE NOW! ;) "Never say never" is a good motto in these cases however we wanted to let you all officially know what is up so you don't have to fret or wonder. Thanks for all the singing and clapping and happy times and WE LOVE YOU!
PS - (a little later) THANK YOU PEEPS! for all the nice notes and thoughts! It is not REALLY that we are OLD...it is just time to move on is all...creative interests change and mutate and I am just trying to follow my instincts and do what thrills me most and part of that is about moving on.
The trio, which emerged from the grunge scene of the 90's distinguished themselves from their peers by celebrating joy, fun and exuberance - counter to the scene which tended to explore darker and more desperate themes. Their self-titled debut album contained a number of singles, "Lump", "Peaches", and "Kitty" which climbed the singles charts around the world, and helped the album attain platinum selling status.
Since the announcement there has been an outpouring of support, pleas for the band to reunite, and a sharing of memories from fans.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff