Two days after Arcade Hearth introduced their upcoming album WE — and hours after the band staged a shock present in New York Metropolis — longtime member Will Butler, the youthful brother of founding member Win Butler, revealed he has left the band
“Hello buddies— I’ve left Arcade Hearth,” Butler wrote in a collection of tweets Saturday. “I left on the finish of final 12 months, after the brand new file was full. There was no acute cause past that I’ve modified—and the band has modified—over the past virtually 20 years. Time for brand spanking new issues.”
I’ve left Arcade Hearth
— Will Butler (@butlerwills) March 19, 2022
Will Butler seems on Arcade Hearth’s WE, which they recorded in 2021, however wasn’t onstage at latest throughout the band’s latest live shows in New Orleans and New York Metropolis. Will — who performed a wide range of devices within the group, together with bass, synthesizers and percussion — joined Arcade Hearth in 2003 and appeared on every of the band’s studio albums from 2004’s Funeral to the upcoming WE, due out Could sixth.
Butler tweeted that he has “just a few different tasks percolating,” in addition to proceed his activism work.
“Thanks to anybody who’s come out to AF reveals, or purchased a file, or loves our music. It’s significant to be a part of your lives. Thanks to the crew, employees, administration, label individuals, bands, artists, and buddies who’ve helped carry our imaginative and prescient to life for therefore a few years,” Butler added, reiterating that Arcade Hearth “are nonetheless my family and friends.”
Arcade Hearth, who will carry out one other shock profit present tonight at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, haven’t but commented on Will’s exit.