PERPETUAL GROOVE TO GO ON HIATUS
The members of Perpetual Groove have announced plans to go on hiatus starting on April 6, 2013. Read the official statement from the band below posted on the band's website, and click here to read a message from Brock Butler.
In other developments, Adam Perry, Albert Suttle, and Matthew McDonald will continue on under the name Ghost Owl, with plans to record new music and tour. Check out a snippet of the band's sound below the statement. (via Hidden Track).
"The band members of Perpetual Groove as well as our whole leadership and technical team is announcing today, that we are calling a hiatus, effective April 6, 2013. While we’re taking steps to make sure that the music and community of PGroove lives on and is still readily available to fans, the band will stop touring and recording. While we haven’t ruled out a reunion in the future, it’s not in the forecast at this time.
Today, it’s stunning to look back on the last 10 years and 4 albums, the thousands of shows, thousands of fans, and dozens of collaborations with other artists that is, collectively, Perpetual Groove. We are honored to have fans who love the music and who love one another, and proud to call so many of you both friends and fans.
We have to admit, not everything has gone to plan on this journey. We have seen highs and lows, just like the rest of the country in the past few years. And now we turn to a new chapter. While it’s difficult to do, we support Brock Butler in his work to create a healthier, happier life and career for himself. That work needs to take place in a new and different context and we wish him luck.
For our part, Adam, Albert, & Matt will continue making music together. We are in a “prototyping” stage of a new sound and a new stage presence which will tour under the name Ghost Owl. We’re releasing a very rough cut – a snippet – for fans to hear today. Check back soon for a couple full tracks.
Thank you all again for everything,
Adam, Albert, Brock, and Matt"