Smith Westerns Announce "Indefinite Hiatus"
Frontman Cullen Omori announced the news on Twitter, revealing that the band's Chicago show at Schubas Tavern on December 23 would be their last for the foreseeable future.
It seems that the breakup might not be entirely happy or amicable, since his string of tweets included a couple of frowning emotions. He also wrote, "Wish some things recently could've changed." Read the tweets down below.
Guitarist Max Kakacek won't be taking part in the band's final show, A Facebook post from Omori adds, "Max and I will still continue to create new music albeit in our own new respective projects." We can apparently expect to hear some solo tunes at the upcoming show.
The band released three full-lengths. They started with their lo-fi self-titled effort in 2009, and most recently issued Soft Will in 2013.
Definitely going to be an end of an era at Schubas on the 23rd. If you're fan and live in Chicago I would suggest getting a ticket. 💯😭— Cullen Omori (@CullenOmorii) December 13, 2014
Can't stress anymore that the 23rd at Schubas is the last official show before we go on indefinite hiatus :( http://t.co/KvygPBrHEJ— Cullen Omori (@CullenOmorii) December 14, 2014
It's been a cool 7 years and I'm super grateful for everything. Wish some things recently could've changed but the 23rd is a last hurrah!— Cullen Omori (@CullenOmorii) December 14, 2014
Just to clarify Max (guitar) won't be performing in any of the shows. He's indisposed and it's a bummer he won't be joining us on stage.— Cullen Omori (@CullenOmorii) December 14, 2014