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Published: 2012/01/19

Drummer J. Tillman Leaves Fleet Foxes

Longtime Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman has announced his departure from the band. His final show with Fleet Foxes will take place in Tokyo tomorrow night according to a message posted to his Tumblr site. The statement reads:

“Farewell Fleet Fans and Friends. Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go. Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.”

Since 2004, Tillman has maintained a steady output of solo recordings as a folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has also toured with artists such as Damien Jurado, Jesse Sykes, and David Bazan. His most recent solo release, Singing Ax, was released in 2010 on Western Vinyl.

According to Pitchfork, other Fleet Foxes members, Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott, have formed a new group called Poor Moon. You can download the song “People in Her Mind” off their Illusion EP, which comes out March 27 on Sub Pop, here.

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