Apparently, local er... sunny, surfy, lo-fi twee dreamers Seapony are fed up with the whole "pretty music" thing.

"This month, Seapony will tour Japan for the first time, followed by a European tour in May. These overseas shows are the swan song for the old Seapony, the one you know and love. After years of countless bloggers carelessly lobbing the word "twee" around and falling back on the same adjectives to describe our music (sunny, surfy, lo-fi, dreamy), we've had enough. It's time to leave the sunshine and enter the shadows. We hope our fans follow us on this journey, but we realize this change in direction won't please everyone. Look for our new album DEATH BY SEAPONY later this year." —Danny Rowland, Seapony

When reached for comment, Hardly Art publicist Jason Baxter said, "We're just trying to be supportive right now—hoping they get it out of their system before we receive any more harsh emails from tearful teens."