Foster The People Announces Split With Bassist

Foster The People announced this week that its lineup no longer features bassist Cubbie Fink.

A statement from the band calls Fink’s departure “a collective decision.” The bassist helped form the Los Angeles-based indie pop group with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster and drummer/percussionist Mark Pontius in 2009.

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Cubbie Fink, left, Mark Pontius, center, and Mark Foster during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

The band broke the news to fans with the following Facebook post Sept. 23:

“As we move into the next chapter of Foster The People we felt it was time to share some news regarding our friend, founding FTP member and bass player Cubbie Fink. Over the past several months a collective decision was made that he and the band would go their separate ways and pursue other opportunities. Cubbie wanted to share this: ‘I would like to express my extreme gratitude to our fans for your incredible love and support over the last four years. It was a true gift getting to perform for such loyal, passionate, and heartfelt people. I will miss playing and seeing all of you on the road. God bless you all.’ Cubbie will always be part of the FTP family and we wish him all the best.”

A replacement for Fink hasn’t been revealed.

As of the time of this post, Foster The People doesn’t have any upcoming tour dates. The band released its sophomore album, Supermodel, in 2014.