Update: The Facebook page is back up with a new status update from band stating that Static Cycle's future is still uncertain. Below is the full statement.
On Monday, some of our internal band conflict was made public. One of the four members of the band chose to delete the other 9 administrators of the Static Cycle facebook page to prevent the management team and the rest of the band from communicating with the fans. The comments made were not discussed or agreed upon by the group. As of yesterday, we regained access to the page. We want to sincerely apologize to all of you; our fans, friends and families. The last few days have taken a great toll on us. We have shared some of the greatest moments in our lives together and there are better ways to deal with conflict... you deserve better from us. At this moment, we do not know if we will continue playing music together and the future of Static Cycle is uncertain. We hope we can retain the valuable friendships we have built. This is bigger than the music, but we pray shortly we can return to making music the focus again. We ask for your patience as we move forward toward a resolution behind closed doors as a family. To those of you who have reached out in support and shared your kind words, thank you so much, you have kept us going the last 48 hours. Static Cycle
Update: Static Cycle's Facebook page appears to have been deleted -- facebook.com/staticcycle now redirects to the Facebook homepage.
Local modern-rock group Static Cycle announced on Facebook that the band is no more.
That was Monday.
Today, the band's future is less clear. A few hours after the Facebook announcement, Static Cycle frontman Jared Navarre called local radio station KWHL from Houston to state that the band was not done and that the previous announcement was made prematurely.
Then drummer Dennis Smith called KWHL to say that Navarre's announcement was news to him.
Whatever the group's future, the outlook isn't as rosy as it was a month ago. Fresh off the release of "Part 2: Rehydrate," the band played a big New Year's Eve show at the Egan Center, sharing the bill with Vertical Horizon, Alien Ant Farm and Hawthorne Heights. The band also got some extra attention thrown its way in late 2010 when Bristol Palin appeared in the video for "Inside This World of Mine."
Below is the original announcement on Facebook.
It brings me great sadness to announce that Static Cycle is officially over. Due to irreconcilable differences the band has decided to break up. Thank you so much for the love and support you've showed us over the years!! We never would have made it this far without you!!! Dennis Smith Static Cycle Owner/drummer firstname.lastname@example.org
Navarre's call to KWHL:
Smith's call to KWHL: