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Foster the People Drummer Mark Pontius Exits Band

Within the be aware, 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 all the things off my profession bucket checklist.”

“I’ll miss Mark, Isom and Sean, they’re my household ceaselessly and I am positive we are going to work collectively once more sooner or later,” he stated of his Foster bandmates, including, “As for me, I’ve obtained just a few concepts for the longer term however I am simply going to take it sooner or later 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 prime 5 hit on the Billboard Scorching 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 be aware beneath:

I’ve struggled with discovering the phrases to start this announcement so I suppose I will 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 Folks.

As we rejoice the tenth anniversary of our first report Torches, I have been flooded with reminiscences of our sudden success, reaching all of my profession aspirations in just a few brief years and the gorgeous 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 so much since we began out, and within the couple of years since our final reside present, my complete life has modified in each method. I’ve had loads of time to myself to mirror on what actually issues. Amongst these issues, I turned a father to a now 2 yr outdated daughter who has actually modified the best way I really feel about dwelling my life on tour. I discover myself drawn to issues nearer to house. I’ve seen the world (a few occasions) and I actually checked all the things off my profession bucket checklist. 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 loads of backwards and forwards, I’ve accepted that I am prepared for this one to shut as effectively. I am saying goodbye and shifting on as of at the moment.

I’ll miss Mark, Isom and Sean, they’re my household ceaselessly and I am positive we are going to work collectively once more sooner or later. As for me, I’ve obtained just a few concepts for the longer term however I am simply going to take it sooner or later at a time for now.

Thanks to everybody who supported the band through the years, I like you.

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