Chicago-based indie rock outfit Troubled Hubble have unexpectedly called it quits. The band - Chris Otepka, Josh Miller, Nate Lanthrum and Andrew Lanthrum - released their latest album, Making Beds In A Burning House, in May of this year to a flurry of critical acclaim and a slew of specialty and college airplay. It's because of this success that their decision to split comes as a surprise even to the band's management, who announced the sad news yesterday afternoon via email. The band's final show (ever) will go down Thursday night (9/29) at the intimate Schubas venue in the band's hometown of Chicago. Check out the full letter from Troubled Hubble's management below.
For reasons both physical and personal, Troubled Hubble have decided to call it quits. Their last show will be Thursday, September 29th at Schuba's in Chicago.
Troubled Hubble's demise is a shock to all parties involved. Their Making Beds In A Burning House CD (Lookout Eenie Meenie) was released earlier this year to high praise and lots of Modern Rock spins. They also toured with Maximo Park and others this year.
Over the course of their six year career, Troubled Hubble played over five hundred shows, released five independent albums and received critical acclaim for their music and DIY ascetic. (Side note: They are the only indie rock band I know of that is worth over 400 people in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to Troubled Hubble, I never had done a show in Lubbock!)
It is not clear as to whether members of the band will continue on with other projects. Though it seems likely that singer/songwriter Chris Otepka will do some work, presumably under his solo moniker "Heligoats."