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.
Your lovely faces are etched into our memories. Looking at the Crowd Project videos says it all.
Please keep in touch, we’ll promise to do the same.
xoxo- Nate, Billy, Tom, and Eric
photo by Ron Henry
This Friday, May 29, KEXP presents John in The Morning at Night live from Neumos! DJs John Richards and Michele Myers host a special live broadcast featuring New York’s finest, Pela and Iran, and Seattle greats United States of Electronica (U.S.E) and Throw Me the Statue.
As they ready for their blowout performance, Billy and Nate talked to KEXP about what they’ve been up to since last year.
You can tune in to kexp.org on Friday morning at 9:30am PDT to hear Pela’s live in-studio with John Richards and again at 9pm PDT for the live performance from Neumos. Pela takes the stage at 11:45pm PDT
Read the interview here
There’s a few more photos from the 5/8 show posted on Flickr. Click on the image below to go there.
photo by Bob Sanderson
More to follow when the photographer recovers
Recher Theater. Not the greatest photo but you get the idea
Photo by Agatha Donkar. More on her Flickr page.
There’s a bunch more photos from last night’s show on Maryanne’s My Wave page, including shots of Holly Miranda and Neckbeard Telecaster. There’s also links there to her Flicker groups. Check ‘em out.
photo by Maryanne
The lads finished out their mini-residency at the Mercury Lounge with a sold out show that left just about everyone at the point of exhaustion. Time to rest up now for their May shows with Gaslight Anthem. See you then.
River City Extension joined in the fun
Photos by Bob Sanderson