Haley Jane Samuelson Last October guitarist Amy Klein left New Jersey rock…
- Posted on Oct 24th 2011 12:30PM by Theo Spielberg
"I want to say an enormous thank you to every one of you for supporting me over the past two years, for cheering wildly at shows, for freaking the fuck out in insane circle pits, for singing along with every word, and for devoting yourself to this music and to this band with a passion that is downright inspiring," she said in a statement posted on her Tumblr. "For me, the years I have spent in this band have been a time of transformation and self-discovery, and I know it is the power of music and the people who believe in it that have made me the person I am today."
Klein's departure is the band's second this year, as bassist and founding member Ian Graetzer quit in January. In addition to being a musician, Klein is a founder of the feminist arts and activist group Permanent Wave and has become a touchstone voice for women in rock.
"To all the kids who came to a Titus Andronicus show over the past two years, I would like to say, "You are what punk is for. Punk is in you. Now go and do whatever you want with it," she said in the note.
She signed off her Tumblr post with a personal word to her female fans: "And to any girl out there who still believes that she will always be a loser, let me answer you with a quote from 'No Future Part III:' 'That's okay.' I was one too. Trust me. You're gonna be someone someday. It's a crazy world we live in, one where even your biggest, loudest, wildest, rock 'n' roll dreams can come true."
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