After four years, Denver Hot Congress Records band Princess Music has announced it is breaking up.
The news, which comes the same week that Denver’s Thee Dang Dangs disbanded, was announced on Princess Music’s Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. The chamber pop group will play one of its two final shows Tuesday night, according to the Facebook post:
It has indeed been an exceptional last 4 years of getting the privilege to play for such wonderful fans alongside such impeccably talented and lovely musicians. However, I’m sad to say that the age of Princess Music is drawing to a close. We will be playing one of our last 2 shows tonight at 2524 Emerson St (see link below for details).
For as short of notice as this may seem, we would love to see as many of you as possible come out for one of our final hurrahs together as a band. Thank you endlessly for your unwavering support and love over these years.
This is not the end of the book… just a chapter.
Frontman Tyler Ludwick didn’t provide any additional details in the Facebook post.
In December of 2013, Princess Music headlined the Hot Congress Records showcase at the Bluebird Theater, performing material off the its latest release, “Odobenidae.”
“Princess Music’s set built to a blissful, trance-inducing finale that sent the crowd home happy,” Reverb’s Mike Long wrote in a review of the show. “Already more popular in Europe than the U.S., Princess Music is a Denver band to keep an eye on, particularly for anyone looking for music that avoids well-worn trends in indie music.”
See photos of Princess Music at the Hot Congress Records showcase below:
On Facebook, fans have responded to Ludwick’s post with support, and optimism for his next project.
“Thats the beauty of music,” wrote Jeff Ludwick. “The band may seperate and scatter, but the majestic grandeur, the simple vulnerability of “Odobenidae” will stay as ours forever! Thank you so very much my maestro!! I’m anxiously awaiting the next chapter!!”
In 2013, Princess Music made Reverb’s list of “10 Colorado bands you should know.”