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Robbie Guertin Leaving Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Written by Marc Zanotti on July 4, 2012

Robbie Guertin has published an official statement informing the public of his intentions to leave indie rock outfit Clap Your Hands Say Yeah after the band’s scheduled free gig on July 7 at the CBGB Festival in New York City.

Guertin played guitar, keyboards, and provided backing vocals for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. He has decided to leave the band less then a year since the Brooklyn five-piece released their third LP, Hysterical, which came out September 2011.

In the official statement, Guertin expresses no ill will towards his soon-to-be former band and assures fans he will continue to write and record music with Radical Dads in-between “growing some vegetables”.

Read: Robbie Guertin – Official Statement:

Dear Clap Your Hands Say Yeah fans and friends,

I’m writing to let you know that our upcoming New York show will be my last with the band. 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?

I feel so fortunate to have been a part of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and wish them all the best as they continue on without me. Thank you to everyone who listened and came to shows and supported us — you are truly the coolest!

If you want to say hi/bye, or let me know about any get-rich-quick schemes and/or legitimate employment opportunities, please write to [email protected]

Thanks again for an amazing bunch of years! If you’re in town on Saturday, come out to the (free) show!


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