Published Mar 11, 2015A series of social media posts from Pinback frontman Rob Crow this week suggest the San Diego-based songwriter is stepping away from the music biz, with the artist claiming that "making music in this climate is financially irresponsible to my family and ultimately humiliating to my psyche."
As Consequence of Sound points out, this apparently all started earlier in the week after a fan tweeted a picture of a vintage T-shirt from Crow's old Heavy Vegetable project. This led to enquiries if people could bootleg the item, to which Crow responded yes. Shortly thereafter, he posted the following:
In fact, i think I'm gonna finish up & release all my current records & give up. Thanks you guys! I really appreciated it.— Rob Crow (@rob5d4) March 9, 2015
It's unclear which records Crow is in the midst of completing.
Shortly after Crow posted the tweet, he revealed over Facebook that he has plans to focus on his family life instead of making music.
He hinted that making music has put a financial strain on him, and that his home studio "would probably be put to better use as a bedroom." He has plans to wrap up various to-be-detailed recordings, and will seemingly move on to scoring work from here on out. He added elsewhere that he's "chucking the booze" and quitting Facebook and Twitter, all of this steering him towards becoming "a responsible husband and father."
Over the years, Crow has issued several LPs with Pinback and as a solo artist, as well as played with Thingy, Heavy Vegetable, Alpha Males, Goblin Cock and more.
You can read the full statement down below.
I have just come to the realization that making music in this climate is financially irresponsible to my family and ultimately humiliating to my psyche.
I'm going to finish and release the work I've already spent my heart and tears on, but even that is likely to ruin me.
My kids are growing and my downstairs studio would probably be put to better use as a bedroom.
I'll keep a small setup with which I can use for scoring, editing and things when they come up.
Also quitting Facebook and Twitter and using that energy to concentrate on writing in my journal.
Chucking the booze as well will help with that.
I just trying to make a mature decision and be a responsible husband and father.