Pedro The Lion has called it a day. The band which has had Dave Bazan as its only constant over the years, released Achilles Heel with the then solid lineup of multi-instrumental Tim Walsh, and bassist Ken Maiuri.
The main motiviation for the split is due to Walsh's reluctance to maintain the 100+ day per year touring schedule that the band demands. Consequently, frontman Dave Bazan has said that he will not continue to work under the name without Walsh and will be writing, recording and touring under his own name, and also on his electronic-tinged side project, Headphones.
The group is planning a web/show-only release for March before Bazan begins work on a Headphones full length for 2006 and a solo record for a projected 2007 release on Jade Tree.