Today, at around 10:30 in the morning, Panic at the Disco posted a blog entry on their myspace saying that they would be splitting up due to creative differences. Ryan Ross, guitarist and vocalist, and Jon Walker, bassist and vocalist, will be leaving the band to persue other projects. Panic at the Disco has assured fans that the album and tour will go on as planned, but how reassuing is that? After the tour and album release, will they split for good? Are Jon and Ryan even going to be playing on the new album that is promised to come out soon? Even though their first and second album sounded completely different I loved them both equally. Some are saying the band is splitting because the the albums were so different and they members couldn't agree on a sound, but I do not think that is true. I think that their sound evolved and both albums are awesome in their down right. The pop/techno feel of the first album is fun to dance to, and the retro-pop feel of their second album demonstrates the artistic ability of the band. I hope that as Panic evolves and the possibilty of new members is eminent, that they continue to make quality music and never stop evolving their music into even better sounds.
Check out the band's myspace to learn more about the seperation.
I Write Sins, Not Tragedies - A single off their first album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Nine in the Afternoon - A single off their second album Pretty.Odd