Deerhunter guitarist Colin Mee has left the band, according to the band's MySpace site. It appears that bad band vibes turned worse when Colin couldn't make some upcoming shows due to previous commitments.
Under the band members listing, it now reads "Deerhunter is now (as of 8/29/07) back to being a four-piece. bradford cox,guitars, vocals, elctronics moses archuleta, drums, electronics josh fauver,bass lockett pundt.guitar, electronics, vocals"
In a recent conversation with Pitchfork, Colin had this to say "What happened was that initially I told them that I couldn't play a couple of shows that we had booked next weekend in Portland and Seattle because it was too much of a strain on my schedule. It wasn't necessarily my intention to quit.
"Brad basically reacted by saying that if I did that I was giving up my position in the band, which is pretty much what I expected. I told them that I thought the last few shows we did were a little subpar and I figured they could still do the shows without me and get paid or whatever if it wasn't going to be good even if I was there. I just felt that we had booked too much stuff to support one album just because of the money that was being offered us and whatever networking opportunities went along with that, which I was never involved in."
So the show goes on, 4-style. The band has indeed continued performing shows and will continue on with their rigorous tour schedule:
Deerhunter Tour Dates 08-31 - New York, NY - Seaport Music Festival
09-01 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
09-06 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
09-07 - Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
09-08 - Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
09-27 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
09-28 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
09-29 - Chicago, IL - Wire's Adventures in Modern Music
10-01 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club's Club Void
10-02 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
10-25 - Graz, Austria - Elevate Festival
10-26 - Düdingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
10-27 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
10-28 - Basel, Switzerland - Kaserne
10-30 - Brussels, Belgium - Recyclart
10-31 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
11-01 - Castellón de la Plana, Spain - Tanned Tin Festival
11-02 - London, England - ATP Presents Release the Bats
11-03 - Leeds, England - Nasty Fest VIII
11-04 - Glasgow, Scotland - ABC2
11-05 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
11-06 - Nottingham, England - Liars Club
11-07 - Manchester, England - Cafe Saki
11-09 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
11-10 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli &
11-13 - Malmo, Sweden - Debaser
11-14 - Oslo, Norway - Garage
11-15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen