Japanse rock band Stereopony just announced that they are disbanding. The band was already on an one-month “recharging” break due to vocalist Aimi’s throat polyp surgery.

During that time, drummer Shiho and bassist Nohana went abroad to study music. After the break, the three discussed the paths they wanted to take next and decided to disband.

The members will still continue working in music individually. Shiho and Nohana are releasing a new single on October 24 with musician Evan Taubenfeld under the name “Evanpony”. Aimi will continue making music in some form too.

Stereopony will hold a concert on October 6 at Tokyo’s Shibuya Club Quattro and interact with their fans about their breakup.

Here are members’ comments about the break up (my rough translation with google help),

Members’ Comments – Stereopony

To everyone who has supported Stereopony so far,
I’m really full of gratitude.
My time as Stereopony’s guitarist and vocal has become a treasure to me.
From now on, I will work hard on which ever path I am moving to.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much.
AIMI

To everyone who has supported us, so sorry for this sudden announcement.
Stereopony gave me a lot of dreams, it is a very special band to me.
There will be feelings of loneliness and regret, but as Stereopony, I have met a lot of people, felt a lot of different emotions. Along with that, there is a lot of gratitude from Stereopony. 
So therefore, I want to deliver my best as Stereopony right to the end. I am going to enjoy this with a smile right to the end. 
To everyone who is related to Stereopony one way or another , thank you very much.
NOHANA

Deepest apologies for this sudden announcement of disbandment. 
To the staff and fans who are always with us, this is a very worrying decision.
However, facing the world of music and friends, I had troubled thoughts, thus this is the best solution I think and that is why I have come to this announcement.
It is painful without Stereopony, but going to each and every path is soon decided. It is absolutely selfish, but from now on, I do hope you will be watching over us.
Thank you very much for the supporting Stereopony.
SHIHO

Original text

ステレオポニー メンバーコメント

今までステレオポニーを応援してくれた皆さまへ
本当に感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。
ステレオポニーのギターボーカルで居られた時間は私の宝物になりました。
これからは、それぞれの道に向かって頑張っていきます。
心からありがとうございました。
AIMI

応援してくれる皆様へ
突然の報告になってしまいごめんなさい。
ステレオポニーは私にたくさんの夢を与えてくれました。
特別で大切で大好きなバンド。
このような形になるのは、やっぱり寂しいとか悔しいとかそうゆう気持ちもあるけど、それ以上にステレオポニーとしてたくさんの人に出会えたこと、いろんなことを感じられたこと、ステレオポニーの全てに感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。
だからこそ、最後まで全力でステレオポニーを届けたい。最後まで私らしく、笑顔で楽しみたいです。
ステレオポニーに関わってくれた全ての皆様、本当にありがとうございました。
NOHANA

いきなりの解散発表になってしまって本当に申し訳ありません。
いつも支えてくれているファンや関係者の事を想うと、この決断には凄く悩みました。
しかし、音楽と向き合い、自分達と向き合い、考え、悩んだ結果、これが一番最善の方法だと思い、このような報告になってしまいました。
ステレオポニーが無くなってしまう事は本当に心が苦しくなりますが、それでも、それぞれがそれぞれの道を真っ直ぐに進んでいくと決意したので、誠に勝手だとは思いますが、これからも私達を見守って頂けたら幸いです。
ステレオポニーを今まで支えてくれて本当にありがとうございました。
SHIHO

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork, Stereopony and Yaraon!

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