Primer 55 have now parted ways with their label Island Records, a statement was issued by band guitarist Bobby Burns on the matter and is as follows:
"FREE AT LAST! I'm happy to finally say that P55 has now parted ways with Island records, for good, and for ever. This would bum most bands out to hear this kind of news but I'm happy as fuck and I feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders... I'm free, and I feel free. Here's the bad news, this site will be shut down at some point in the next few weeks so I'll be trying to find another way for us to hang out and talk with each other.. P55 will now be on a VERY long hiatus until we all sit and figure out what we need or should be doing with our lives.. I on the other hand will be putting my heart and soul back into BEAUTIFUL for the rest of the year I'm sure. I live for music and must continue to make music and I will. But anyways, stay close to the site over the next few days as I will be posting as much info and news for you all as I can..
The tour ended in Brookfield Ohio the night before last, had some fun onstage with the Color Red dudes then headed home, where I sit in front of my computer right now.
GOOD BYE ISLAND!!!! I won't miss you at all! and MUCH MUCH MUCH LOVE TO THE PRIMER55 FAMILY!"
Burns also posted the following update on his aforementioned forthcoming new project Beautiful:
"Hey, got back to work on BEAUTIFUL today so I have to say it was a good day. Like Ive said before I ended up throwing out all the original stuff I had at first and started over fresh.. Some of the new song titles are : ECHO / WHAT IS COOL? / EYE TO EYE / DOWN / AT THE END OF THE DAY / PLAYING THE CLOWN / CRAZY FOR NOW / and fuck it, I can't think of the rest... Anyways, it's going great.. I'll keep you all posted and http://www.thebeautiful.cjb.net should be up soon... So check in from time to time..."