Scout’s Honor (2002-2008)

Via PunkNews comes word that US hardcore/country act Scout’s Honor have split up. Apparently they toured Europe one year, but I never had the privilege of seeing them play. Despite that I was a big fan of the band – there was something a little bit special about the band. They weren’t great, but they were damn good, and I always hoped that whatever they did next would fulfil that potential. Looks like that’ll never happen.

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.

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