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Drummer J Tillman leaves Fleet Foxes in favour of “gaping obscurity”

By | Published on Friday 20 January 2012

J Tillman

Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman has announced that he is leaving the band, with his final performance with them due to take place tonight at Studio Coast in Tokyo.

In a post to his Tumblr blog announcing the news, Tillman said: “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”.

Having joined Fleet Foxes in 2008, Tillman has subsequently released three solo albums – ‘Vacilando Territory Blues’ and ‘Year In The Kingdom’ in 2009 and ‘Singing Ax’ in 2010. No reason has been given for the split, so instead let’s all go and read his fantastically downbeat (and presumably self-penned) biog on the website of his US label Western Vinyl.