Published Jan 30, 2012Following a seven-year stretch that included a handful of releases and several tour jags, Edmontonian alt-country act the Wheat Pool have run their course and are pulling the plug. The band will play their last show in their hometown on March 23 at the Pawn Shop. Interestingly, the farewell performance marks the seventh anniversary of the group's very first show.
A press release from the outfit expresses the decision was a hard one to make, but long story short, the connection that brought them together just isn't there anymore.
"It is hard to name the exact reason why, although we know we are going to be asked a fair bit," says a statement from the group. "That particular 'something special' which bound us together and moved us forward appears to be gone, and we aren't the types to try and force it, manufacture it, or fake it. We would rather burn bright and burn out. We have admitted that we aren't four guys in the same place anymore, and that makes it really hard to be a great band. So we are moving on."
While together, the Wheat Pool released two LPs, 2007's Township and 2009's Hauntario. Their last recording to hit retailers was 2010's Behind the Stars EP. Singer Mike Angus also delivered the solo set Hymns last summer.