No Depression broke the news yesterday: The formerly Fort Worth-based Cadillac Sky, which in recent years had become something of a critical darling thanks to its blend of acoustic-based indie rock and bluegrass, has announced that it will go on "indefinite hiatus."
This news comes less than three months after the band's lead singer, Bryan Simpson, announced that he was leaving the band for religious reasons.
After the jump, give the band's announcement letter to its fans a once-over.
After long hours of thought and with heavy but grateful hearts, we've decided to make the following announcement: starting in January of 2011 we will be going on an indefinite hiatus. We've made some personal and collective choices that have driven the decision, but we're all in agreement that it's time for us to step back from Cadillac Sky.
This band has been an incredible journey for us. We've each been blessed to make music that we love for people that we love even more. We've played in some of the greatest places a band could aspire to perform, stretched ourselves creatively, and through it all have been supported by YOU. You've let us crash on your floors, fed us at ridiculous hours of the morning, traveled miles to see us play and shared your stories and honesty with us. You're not just fans - you're our friends, and you're the greatest friends any band could hope for.
Know that none of this would have been possible without you. The door may be closing for now, but we'll still be making music and adding our individual involvement to many different and new projects. We'll keep you up-to-date on what we're doing and what's going on. New chapters are beginning to unfold and we look forward to you joining us; you are why we make music.
Sincerely, humbly, and with unabated love,
Ross, Matt, Panda, David, and Levi
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