Kanine Records Since the 2010 release of their first album, 'Beauregard,' New…
- Posted on Jan 3rd 2012 1:47PM by Cameron Matthews
Though it wasn't immediately clear why the bandmates decided to go their separate ways, there are several contributing factors, namely drummer Luc Laurent's new gig with Islands. "Now with Xander and I moving on into the world of music, I am happy to say all of our touring showed me that I love this, at times, challenging lifestyle," Laurent wrote in another post. "This spring I'll be on tour playing drums with Islands and I hope I continue to see all of you in my future endeavors."
Pepper Rabbit have released two well-received albums, 'Beauregard' and 'Red Velvet Snow Ball,' that exhibit electro-tinged orchestral rock with the energy of MGMT and the lyrical prowess of the Shins. Singh's lengthy explanation of the band's demise leaves fans with a simple end note: It costs too much money to run a successful indie band.
"It's very hard to be an 'indie band' these days. You spend 100% of your time trying to get the band to another level, 75% of the time on tour losing money, and the rest of your time in either complete elation, or complete doubt," he said. "So I urge you all to support your friend's bands ... Support bands that you don't even like, because everyone deserves the time of day, everyone deserves your respect until proven otherwise."
You can read Singh and Laurent's full statements here.