Los Angeles-based indie pop duo Pepper Rabbit must have meant something with the lyrics “the kitchen is closed” off Red Velvet Snow Ball‘s single “Rose Mary Stretch”, because the band has called it quits, according to their Facebook page. As frontman Xander Singh explains, “Pepper Rabbit will live on only in the realm of the 2 records and any live shows that have already been performed. There will be no more Pepper Rabbit records or shows.” He continues:
“In summation, 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… 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.”
Singh maintains in the same statement that even though Pepper Rabbit has broken up, he will continue “writing music and making many more records in the future” because “nothing will ever keep [him] from making records.” We’ll let you know as soon as we find out more information on that front.
While you’re feeling nostalgic in the meantime, stream the band’s breakout single “Older Brother” below and check out our Pepper Rabbit archive, which includes album and concert reviews and a Cluster 1 HANGOUT session.