After nine years as a band, The Academy Is... have revealed they will be parting ways. Read their official statement from their Facebook page below.
After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is… have decided to go our separate ways.
We began in 2003 as three young friends in the suburbs of Chicago, with dreams of creating music that meant something to us. Dreams of leaving those suburbs behind and seeing all of the beautiful things that this world has to offer. Dreams of making a difference in the lives of others.
It is now 2011 and we look back at the records we've made, the shows we've played, the places we've been.The Academy Is… has made its mark.
The people we've met.
We celebrate the experiences of our past, as we welcome what lies ahead.
While we have never managed to make things easy on ourselves, it is safe to say that we have always found common ground in our love of music.
And though we may not be together, you can look forward to hearing new music from each of us.
The music we have made together is our gift to you. From this point on, The Academy Is… belongs to you. Feel free to listen. Listen as loud as you'd like.Yours,
The Academy Is…
The band formed in 2003, released their debut full-length album, Almost Here, in 2005 to great critical reception. The band put out two more albums, Santi and Fast Times At Barrington High.