J. Tillman Leaves Fleet Foxes


Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman — a member with the Seattle act since 2008 — will be leaving the band, according to a post he made on his Tumblr. “Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go,” he shared in his “Farewell Fleet Fans and Friends” goodbye. “Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.”

He’s referring to the show that takes place at Studio Coast in Tokyo tomorrow night, according to the A.V. Club. Tillman’s been a solo artist before, releasing several albums on the Western Vinyl label — most recently 2010’s Singing Ax. In related news, Sub Pop just signed other Fleet Foxes members Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott to their label. Their group Poor Moon is set to tour with Lost in the Trees in the spring. Sub Pop recently shared the track “People in Her Mind.” Head here to snag it if you’re curious, and pick up the EP on March 27.