Pepper Rabbit Breaks Up
"There will be no more Pepper Rabbit records or shows."
L.A.-orchestral pop duo Pepper Rabbit has unfortunately announced that the band will be no more. In a statement on the group's Facebook page, frontman Xander Singh says that "Pepper Rabbit will live on only in the realm of the 2 records and any live shows that have already been performed."
Grateful for his time with the band, Singh explains that "it doesn't matter why Pepper Rabbit had to end, that will stay within the people involved. But I have to say that everyone who ever bought a record, illegally downloaded a record, came to or snuck in to one of our shows, I thank you dearly from the bottom of my heart. And to everyone professionally involved with Pepper Rabbit, and to all the bloggers and publications that supported the band, I can't thank you enough for your support. Not many people take chances on other people, let alone themselves. I never took a chance on myself until Pepper Rabbit. And I am thankful everyday that I've learned to take a chance on myself. Speaking for myself, I'll of course be writing music and making many more records in the future, and I will keep you all updated on the goings about in my musical life. Though I will be exploring many other opportunities in the music world, nothing will ever keep me from making records. And the encouragement that all of you have given me, keeps me driven to make more and more and more music, and I hope you will enjoy whatever I come up with ... 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. So I urge your all to support your friend's bands, support your favorite bands. Support bands that you don't even like, because everyone deserves the time of day, everyone deserves your respect until the proven otherwise. Everyone deserves a chance, so give it to them, it doesn't take much effort. It doesn't take much effort to help people explore their passion. And that counts for life, not just music. At the end of the day, bands break up for many reasons, and at the end of the day it doesn't really matter why. All that matter is the music. Remember that."
While you can read the Singh's full statement here, be sure to take a moment to listen why Pepper Rabbit was such a promising young band, and will be definitely missed.
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