Emeralds Break Up
Sorry, Emeralds fans: The Cleveland-based indie band has broken up. Two weeks ago, guitarist Mark McGuire parted ways with the synth-toting trio, and now multi-instrumentalist Steve Hauschildt has also announced that he has left, effectively marking the end of the group.
“After much thought, I too have decided to leave Emeralds for personal reasons,” Hauschildt announced on his personal Twitter account this morning (Jan. 18). “The band is now over and all tour dates are cancelled. It’s been a wild ride, I’ve made countless friends all over the world and have so many memories — thank you all so much.”
He added: “Our legacy is one to be felt, not remembered — the music always spoke for itself and will continue to do so as a testament to hard work. Perhaps with time our sphere of influence will be better understood, but for now just ‘Listen to a sound until you no longer recognize it.’”
Hauschildt, who released two solo albums last year, plans to continue on his own, as do McGuire and John Elliott, who rounded out the trio. The prolific band released 10 full-length albums since forming in 2006, including their 2012 swan song, ‘Just to Feel Anything.’