The Presidents of the United States of America have confirmed they have broken up.
Frontman Chris Ballew shared the news on Facebook earlier this evening, saying the Seattle trio “are no longer functioning as a band”.
“You may have noticed that PUSA has been quiet since the summer of 2015 and here is why…” he wrote. “We are no longer functioning as a band. Call it what you will but we have quietly retired from the PUSA business since we are OLD PEOPLE NOW! 😉
He added: “Never say never” is a good motto in these cases however we wanted to let you all officially know what is up so you don’t have to fret or wonder. Thanks for all the singing and clapping and happy times and WE LOVE YOU!”
Ballew later updated the post to say: “It is not REALLY that we are OLD…it is just time to move on is all…creative interests change and mutate and I am just trying to follow my instincts and do what thrills me most and part of that is about moving on.”
The Seattle band’s self-titled 1995 debut album was their most successful, peaking at Number Six in the US and spawning the UK Top 20 hits ‘Peaches’, ‘Lump’ and ‘Dune Buggy’. They released their sixth and most recent album, ‘Kudos To You!’, in 2014 following a successful PledgeMusic crowd-funding campaign.