The Dead 27s announced this week they’re headed into hiatus. For how long? They’re not sure. The much-loved local soul-rock troupe has spent the past year hitting, hard, the club and festival circuits up and down the East Coast.

“After recording at a demo session in Nashville to start working on a new album, it hit me that the band needed a well deserved break,” drummer Daniel Crider says. “Sometimes, you need some time away to capture inspiration again — time to recharge the batteries. We’ll see if that happens.”

In the meantime, the members will individually catch up on R&R, pursue other projects, and spend time with family and friends: “Live life, which gets put on hold while you’re on tour,” Crider says.

You can bid the guys adieu at their two-night stand at the Windjammer Dec. 29 and 30, complete with special guests to make for a big ol’ hootenanny. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. More deets to come.