New Jersey's Armor for Sleep announced last week that the band has broken up, as lead singer Ben Jorgensen made an official announcement in the form of a post on the band's website.
"It's been a little over a year since our last tour and some of you out there have kind of figured out whats been going on with us," said Jorgensen in the post. "We never wanted to burden you all with a formal announcement of any kind and cause some type of commotion- we just thought it would be better to kind of drift away nice and easy."
While Jorgensen's post did not directly address the reason behind the band's break up, he did elude to some pressure to meet the high expecations the band set with their previous release.
"To me a song is like a snapshot of a moment, real or made-up, and the band that takes that snapshot is like a camera," Jorgensen explained. "I was really happy and proud of the pictures that came out of our little camera, but I would have much rather put in on a shelf for me and all of us to look at with fond memories than to feel this intense need to make it take high-def panoramic mosaics when maybe it was constructed to handle polaroid film. It's as simple as that."
Armor For Sleep released three albums while together, their last released in the fall of 2007 entitled "Smile For Them."