Scouts Honor Bio:
This band broke up and here's their goodbye note:
I suppose I need to come out and make an announcement for Scouts Honor. The band will be traveling for its FINAL TOUR in March 2009. After six years of doing this band and fighting to keep it's line-up filled, I've decided to call it a day. Around the release of 2006's I Am The Dust, I was struggling to keep things afloat. In the course of one year, Scouts Honor played 150+ shows with four different drummers and two different bass players.
Finally, after moving to Chicago, I found a new Scouts Honor "family" in David Dobbs and Ernesto Castillo. We had written most of an album, toured Europe, and just had a blast joking around in the van. Well, in recent months, our drummer David returned to Arkansas for family reasons, greatly limiting his activity with a band based out of Chicago. He has decided to return to college, keeping him in Arkansas until 2010. Meanwhile, our bassist Erny is focusing more and more on his career. I no longer have an interest in teaching new members to play old songs. It just doesn't seem like Scouts Honor is a good use of my time anymore. So, I'ved called it.
Scouts Honor's final tour will take us down to SXSW in Austin, TX and around the Midwest in March of 2009. We will be recording a final EP of new material during the tour to be released after the band's breakup. If you would like to follow each of our musical projects after March, David will be rocking in Har Meggido, Erny will be rocking in a new project called Dorsia, and Jared will be touring with an acoustic guitar and releasing his 2nd solo album.
Thank you all so much for your support over the years. I've slept at a lot of houses, rocked a lot of shows, and drank a lot of alcohol with you. I can never thank you all enough for sharing this dream, whether you played in the band, sang along, hung out, bought a record, cooked us food, recorded our music, released our music, or put us up for the night. Thanks.
-Jared Grabb/Scouts Honor
December 18, 2008