Will Butler has introduced that he’s left Arcade Fireplace. The band’s longtime multi-instrumentalist and the youthful brother of bandleader Win Butler broke the information on Twitter right this moment. “I left on the finish of final yr, after the brand new report was full,” he tweeted. “There was no acute purpose past that I’ve modified—and the band has modified—during the last virtually 20 years. Time for brand new issues.”
“I’m engaged on a brand new report; reserving some exhibits this summer time. I’m engaged on music for a David Adjmi play (which is so good). Just a few different initiatives percolating,” Butler continued. “Thanks to anybody who’s come out to AF exhibits, or purchased a report, or loves our music. It’s significant to be a part of your lives. Thanks to the crew, workers, administration, label individuals, bands, artists, and buddies who’ve helped carry our imaginative and prescient to life for thus a few years. The band are nonetheless my family and friends. I’ll be round! See you round!”
Will Butler joined Arcade Fireplace in late 2003 when multi-instrumentalist Brendan Reed give up onstage throughout a present. He first appeared on Arcade Fireplace’s debut album, 2004’s Funeral, and has contributed to each album since then, together with the band’s upcoming studio LP WE. Nevertheless, Butler doesn’t seem within the music video for Arcade Fireplace’s new lead single “The Lightning I, II,” nor does longtime multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry.
Butler launched his solo debut Coverage in 2015 and adopted it up with 2016’s Friday Evening and 2020’s Generations. He additionally wrote authentic songs for David Adjmi’s 2021 Broadway play Stereophonic.
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