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Foster the People Drummer Mark Pontius Exits Band

Within the word, the daddy of a 2-year-old daughter informed followers that he hopes to spend his time “watching my youngster develop up” now that he is “checked every part off my profession bucket listing.”

“I’ll miss Mark, Isom and Sean, they’re my household perpetually and I am certain we are going to work collectively once more at some point,” he stated of his Foster bandmates, including, “As for me, I’ve acquired a couple of concepts for the long run however I am simply going to take it at some point at a time for now.”

The band shaped in 2009 in Los Angeles and launched their debut album Torches in 2011. The album included the band’s breakthrough 2010 hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was a high 5 hit on the Billboard Sizzling 100 and topped the Various Airplay chart. A tenth-anniversary version of their debut album, titled Torches X, is due Nov. 12.

Learn Pontius’ full word under:

I’ve struggled with discovering the phrases to start this announcement so I suppose I am going to simply rip off the band-aid and say that I’ve determined to go away the band I helped begin 11 years in the past, Foster the Individuals.

As we rejoice the tenth anniversary of our first document Torches, I have been flooded with recollections of our sudden success, attaining all of my profession aspirations in a couple of brief years and the attractive moments spent with my brothers within the band. What a privilege all of it was, I am eternally grateful for all of it.

I’ve grown up loads since we began out, and within the couple of years since our final stay present, my complete life has modified in each approach. I’ve had plenty of time to myself to mirror on what actually issues. Amongst these issues, I grew to become a father to a now 2 12 months outdated daughter who has actually modified the way in which I really feel about dwelling my life on tour. I discover myself drawn to issues nearer to dwelling. I’ve seen the world (a few instances) and I actually checked every part off my profession bucket listing. Now my aspirations are extra about hanging on the market in nature and watching my youngster develop up.

These final 2 years have been about closing out big chapters in my life and after plenty of forwards and backwards, I’ve accepted that I am prepared for this one to shut as properly. I am saying goodbye and shifting on as of as we speak.

I’ll miss Mark, Isom and Sean, they’re my household perpetually and I am certain we are going to work collectively once more at some point. As for me, I’ve acquired a couple of concepts for the long run however I am simply going to take it at some point at a time for now.

Thanks to everybody who supported the band over time, I really like you.

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