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- Posted on Jul 6th 2012 11:40AM by Cameron Matthews
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"I'm writing to let you know that our upcoming New York show will be my last with the band," Guertin posted, referring to the band's Saturday, July 7 concert in Times Square, NYC for the city-wide CBGB festival.
"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?"
Bassist Tyler Sargent writes: "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."
Frontman Alec Ounsworth, Sean Greenhalgh and Lee Sargent will remain with CYHSY, but no specific plans for the future have been made.
CYHSY's last show in Times Square is totally free to the public, and will feature the Hold Steady, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Superchunk, Glint, Upper West and Zulu Wave. Sargent also promises a farewell "epic bass solo."