Deerhoof Bassist Bids Farewell

Published: 2006-05-24
San Francisco indie rockers Deerhoof have bid farewell to their bassist Chris Cohen, in a statement on the band's official Myspace Cohen puts his departure simply saying, "I'm not going to be in Deerhoof anymore".

The bassist goes on to say, "As hard a decision as it was - I loved being in Deerhoof! - I really want to go full-time with my other band, The Curtains. This is the band that I've always done on the side (I started it with my friend Trevor before I ever joined Deerhoof) - and I feel a real strong pull to go and perform our new material live and focus all my energy into that. We're just about to finish a new record which comes out on Asthmatic Kitty in the fall".

In spite of Cohen's departure he insists that he remains on positive terms with his former bandmates, "Deerhoof are still my close and beloved friends and we part ways on the best of terms - I wish them all the best and they do for me too. It just wasn't possible to go on when my heart was in another place - I hope you all understand".

The band still plan to go forward with their upcoming tour.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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