Supporting people drummer Mark Pontius, who founded the Los Angeles indie-pop group in 2009, announced his departure from the group.
“I had a hard time finding the words to start this ad, so I take off the bandage and say I decided to leave the band I started 11 years ago,” Ponty writes. the statement was circulated on the group’s social media on Wednesday (October 13).
“As we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first Torches, I was suddenly filled with memories of how I had achieved all my dreams in a few years and the beautiful moments we had with my brothers in the group. What an honor it was, and I am eternally grateful for it. ”
Pontius went on to say that his life has “changed in every way” since he formed the band with band soloist Mark Foster a decade ago. Among the changes was being a father, which he said changed the attitude of the drummer to the tour he demanded.
“I find myself drawn to things closer to home. I’ve seen the world (several times) and I’ve really checked everything on the career list. Now my aspirations are more to relax in nature and make my child grow.” is observation, ”Pontius added.
“These are the last [two] Many years had been devoted to closing the big chapters of my life, and after much time going back and forth, I accepted that I was ready to close it too. I say goodbye and continue from today.
“I miss Mark, Jesus and Sean, they are my family and I believe we will work together again one day. As for me, I have a few thoughts about the future, but I still accept them one day. Supporting the group for years “Thanks to everyone who supported me. I love you.”