Canadian indie-rockers The Stills have broken up, according to an open letter to fans.
The Stills’ early incarnation came together in 2001 with vocalist Tim Fletcher, drummer Dave Hamelin, guitarist Greg Paquet and bassist Oliver Corbeil. They signed to Vice Records in 2003 and released their debut Logic Will Break Your Heart. The guitarist Paquet left the band in 2004, and the group released their sophomore album Without Feathers in 2006.
In 2008, they moved from Vice to the label Arts & Crafts for their third album, Oceans Will Rise, which garnered them Juno awards for Best New Group and Alternative Album of the Year.
A few excerpts from the letter follow.