You Say Party (YSP) bassist, Stephen O’Shea made the following announcement regarding their future:
“Becky, Derek, and I are announcing the immediate cease to activity as YSP,” O’Shea said. “Call it a hiatus. Call it a break. Call it whatever you want. It’s been a hard year for us. Not a bad year. We’ve experienced wonderful support from people. But you gotta listen to your body and your mind when it begins to revolt against what you think it is you have to do. We’re gonna stop for a while, and we’re gonna work on who we are as people. We know that everyone understands exactly why and where we’re coming from.”
The announcement came just days after the one-year anniversary of former drummer Devon Clifford’s death on April 18, 2010. The Canadiana dance-punk band formed in 2004 releasing an EP, four albums, and several singles. Since Clifford’s death, the band has only released a remix album and split 7″ with The Duloks.