The last time we released something new, it was also last time we updated this website (or anywhere else for that matter) about the whereabouts of a new record to come. That was over a year ago – wow.
Since then, a lot has changed, making it surreal to see articles surrounding the new release of our album kick off with phrases like, “The triumphant return of Sun Hotel is imminent” (thanks New Noise for the kind words by the way).
Last October, the broadcast of a phrase like that would mean an album release show and a big tour to follow. Luckily, we can say that we have a wonderfully awesome release show planned but as for the tour, there’s something we should share…
After having one of the most amazing experiences of our lives recording “Rational Expectations” at the Living Room Studio in New Orleans with Chris George and Ross Farbe and putting so much heart into this record it’s bittersweet to say that this album will be our last. Call it our swan song if you’d like. Life has taken us all in different (but awesome) directions that have made us unable to continue writing and performing. For this release show, it will be our final collective gesture as a band and we really hope you’re able to join.
This may come as a shock to some while to others not a surprise at all. Regardless, we cannot thank enough all of those who have supported us over the years, wrote to us, listened to us. The gifts you all have given are those that are beyond quantification. There is truly nothing in this universe that is more exceptional then the moments we have shared with our fans/listeners.
Whether you’ve seen us at some hole in the wall bar, met us in a kind strangers kitchen, or bummed one of us a cigarette, we’d like to thank you for being a part of this. We couldn’t have done anything without you and we’re so happy and proud to see this album come to fruition.
“Rational Expectations” is due out February 3rd on Community Records but you can preorder a digital download or vinyl record. All preorders recieve two tracks that will never be released in any other fashion.
Alex, Tyler, Ross, John