After nearly eight years together, Pearl and the Beard have announced that Beast, due for release on July 21st, will be their final album. In a statement, the band also announced a farewell show at Bowery Ballroom on November 19th.

After many months of mindful consideration, we have decided that Pearl and the Beard must say good-bye. Our album release show in New York City will be our final show as a band.

After almost 8 years together, we couldn’t be more proud of the music we’ve made, the footprints Pearl and the Beard will leave, and the lives our songs have touched. As our parting gift, to be released July 21, we offer you BEAST, our final work. We hope it finds its way into your ears and hearts and remains there as a token of our sincere love and gratitude of what you have helped us accomplish. We love you the way you are, the way you’ve always been

As is customary for this blog, we were late to the party, but fast became fans when we heard Again Animal earlier this year. We’ll bring you a review of Beast, which contains that track alongside ten others, in due course.