J. Tillman Quits Fleet Foxes

Before joining the Fleet Foxes, drummer J. Tillman had been functioning as a solo artist, putting out three records on Aquariam Drunkard’s Autumn Tone label. So, it’s probably not a huge surprise that he’s decided to leave the Portland-based band; Tillman recently took to his Tumblr to post this:

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.

(via his Tumblr)

“The gaping maw of obscurity;” oddly charming. Best of luck.