Titus Andronicus (who have seen a large number of band members come and go) are unfortunately losing their current guitarist, the wonderfully talented and outspoken Amy Klein. The singer, musician and feminist activist publicly announced her departure on her Tumblr earlier today.
“I just got back from my last tour with the band Titus Andronicus. Yes, it’s true. As of today, I am no longer a member of the band.”
“No, there was no big fight or anything—no wild partying, drug, or alcohol addiction leading to me getting fired—no dramatic story—nothing like that. It is just time for me to move on.”
Klein’s parting is amicable to say the least; she profusely thanks fans and her fellow band members for her two-year tenure with the group, which she refers to as “the great American rock and roll band of our time.”
Klein is looking to devote more time to her side projects, as she has been singing and playing guitar for two groups in addition to Titus Adronicus—her own group Amy Klein and the Blue Star Band and the two-girl noise rock band Hilly Eye. She also heads the feminist group Permanent Wave that “value[s] art from female, trans, and LGBTQ people that challenges the norm.”