In what's clearly the worst news I've heard all week, NYC band, Pela have called it a day. In a surprise move, the band issued a statement on their myspace this past Friday announcing the decision. No word as of yet as to what will happen to their new album that they had wrapped up this year, Rise Ye Sunken Ships. I really thought these guys were ready to blow up.
Here's the statement from the band ...."It is with great sadness that we write you today. Pela's collective journey has come to an end.
Over the past 2 years we've faced tremendous obstacles. We recorded an album twice, had a falling out/legal battle with our old label, fired 2 managers, had a big record deal fall through, and Billy had a hand injury followed by a foot injury.
We've worked tirelessly to get our music out of ourselves and into your ears. We worked endlessly to make the music and our live show the best we could. At the end of the day we had to start dealing with some realizations.
We will never be able to thank you enough for your support. For those of you that drove and flew hours just to see a show, we thank you. For those of you who wrote us and gave us the opportunity to get to know you, we thank you. For those of you who told us to keep soldiering on, we thank you. Words can't really describe how we're feeling about this difficult decision, but we want you to know that it's the healthiest decision we could make."
xoxo- Nate, Billy, Tom, and Eric
Pela-"Waiting On The Stairs" mp3