Here’s something to sour your Friday: Boston indie rock band Pretty & Nice announced today that they’ll be going on “indefinite hiatus” after a pair of shows this month. The band will unveil their Infinitely Forever EP at a record release party at Great Scott on August 16, a live performance that will double as a farewell to the veteran band.

“To the bands that brought us on tour and let us roll around onstage before them;” Pretty & Nice conveyed today via social media. “To the cities that took us in and treated us like we were home; to anyone who let us sleep on their floors, in their guest rooms, and on their couches; to the people who came out and danced and sang and showed us why life is worth living; to the labels who helped us put our music in the hands and ears of the Universe; to the managers and booking agents and promoters who encouraged and assisted us; to the people who stood in the back of the room and then later mentioned to a couple friends that they saw this band that was kind of okay; Thank you for making it all worthwhile. You’re with us and you’re a part of this.”

You can listen to the first single off Infinitely Forever, the sugary “Rock N Roll Wizards,” via the Soundcloud embed below, in addition to the full goodbye note Pretty & Nice penned this afternoon.

Infinitely Forever will feature two new songs (“Rock N Roll Wizards” and “Summer Boyz”) and three remixes, and be available on cassette via everydayisamixtape, and digitally via Lost Colony Music on August 12. The tapes are “limited to 300 in three different colors”: “clear” through internet order; “translucent green” at their Brooklyn show August 14 at Glasslands; and “yellow” at the Great Scott show.

Let’s all pour one out for one of Boston’s finest and innovate bands. Respek.

Read the message Pretty & Nice made to their fans this afternoon:

To Everyone Who is Still Listening:

It is with a single heavy heart that we announce that Pretty & Nice will be taking an indefinite hiatus after the release of Infinitely Forever and our shows 8/14 at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY and 8/16 at Great Scott in Allston, MA.

Pretty & Nice started in 2005 with two best friends trying to make the music in their heads a reality. Over the 9 years that followed the band has taken many turns, changing songwriters and home cities while amassing a team of nearly a dozen former members. The goal of the band has always been to spread positive energy to everyone with whom we interacted and, in that way, we feel successful.

We’ve been on countless US tours as well as two unbelievable trips to Europe. Along the way we’ve met some of the most amazing, inspirational, and helpful people in the world. We couldn’t have done any of this without each and every one of you!

So

To the bands that brought us on tour and let us roll around onstage before them; to the cities that took us in and treated us like we were home; to anyone who let us sleep on their floors, in their guest rooms, and on their couches; to the people who came out and danced and sang and showed us why life is worth living; to the labels who helped us put our music in the hands and ears of the Universe; to the managers and booking agents and promoters who encouraged and assisted us; to the people who stood in the back of the room and then later mentioned to a couple friends that they saw this band that was kind of okay;

Thank you for making it all worthwhile. You’re with us and you’re a part of this

Infinitely Forever.

xo
Pretty & Nice

 

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