2016 truly is unrelenting, isn’t it? Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, The Presidents Of The United States Of America have announced they have called it a day.
After two decades of filling our ears with their unique take on alt-rock comedy, the band have today confirmed “we are no longer functioning as a band”, and they apparently haven’t done so since the summer of 2015 and we just didn’t notice.
Rather than citing tension or any other difficulties, the band at first claim the breakup is so that they can age gracefully, before clearing that up and adding, “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 last output from the band was 2014’s Kudos to You!. That same year they also dropped a live album, though, to the fans, it was the self-titled debut which featured generation-defining hits like Kitty, Lump, Peaches and Dune Buggie.
So, for the first time ever, it’s time to listen to this and feel sad…
Catch the band’s full statement, below.
Watch: The Presidents Of The United States Of America – ‘Lump’
The Presidents Of The United States Of America Statement (Via Facebook)
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.