This past October, Miss Fortune frontman frontman Mikey Sawyer was arrested on charges of domestic assault, which resulted in the band being dropped from Sumerian Records and having to cancel their scheduled tour appearance with the Word Alive the Color Morale, Our Last Night and the Dead Rabbitts.

A few weeks after his arrest, Sawyer took to the band's Facebook to say that he had been exonerated of the charges against him and that he was wholeheartedly innocent.

While Miss Fortune as a whole have been fairly silent since these events took place, they have now posted a lengthy update via their Facebook page, which states that they are now a fully independent band and no longer associated with any record label. Additionally, Sawyer and MF guitarist Josh Kikta have teamed up with members of Outline In Color to form a new, “heavier” band outside of Miss Fortune, which are called Northern Lights. Despite the new endeavor, however, MF are still very much alive and will spend 2015 writing their sophomore studio album.

You can read the full update and listen to a Northern Lights teaser below. Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts!