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Two Members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Quit Band

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Two members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are bowing out of the group after this weekend’s show in New York City. Bassist Tyler Sargent and guitarist Robbie Guertin both say their departures are due not to any dissension in the group, but rather a desire to simply move on to other things.

On Tuesday, Guertin wrote a blog post on the band’s website informing fans of his decision to leave. He wrote in part, “Being a member of Clap has been an incredible experience, but I have decided to move on and see what’s next. I will continue to make music with my other band, Radical Dads, pursue miscellaneous artistic endeavors, and also grow some vegetables. I am excited to see what else might come my way. Maybe some tomatoes?”

On Friday, Sargent wrote that he’s moving on as well: “I am very proud of what this band has accomplished over the past eight years, and I will miss playing with such talented musicians. I wish Alec, Sean and Lee the best of luck with whatever CYHSY does in the future. I wish Robbie the best of luck with his musical and horticultural endeavors. As for me, I am currently in the process of forming a presidential exploratory committee for 2016. I hope to see you on Saturday. Expect an epic bass solo.”

Remaining CYHSY members Alec Ounsworth, Lee Sargent, Sean Greenhalgh are expected to carry on. Saturday’s show in New York City is a free performance as part of the CBGB Festival, which also features the Hold Steady, Guided by Voices and Superchunk.

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