Anyone who has seen Earphunk over the last few years knows that the band means business. With a progressive funk fusion that takes its roots in New Orleans music, we were saddened to hear today that the band will be breaking up after this weekend. Earphunk has been together since 2008, forming in NOLA, and they will appropriately end their tenure with one final performance in the Crescent City. That will come this weekend, at the Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival.

Earphunk announced the news in an open letter to their fans, showing a brave optimism in the face of what is an unfortunate situation. Read the note embedded below:

Dear fans, friends, and family,

We are sorry to announce that our performance at this weekend’s Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival on Friday will be our final show together. We feel it is right that it will be at home in New Orleans as a part of the first festival we ever played. We have traveled throughout the entire country, made life long friends and we feel fortunate to have accomplished things as a band we never would have imagined when we first began. Please keep an eye out for our own individual endeavors as we move forward! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the constant love and support over these past seven years.

With love,

We’ve personally worked with the band on features and other content for many years, and are sad to hear this news. We’ll miss you, Earphunk.