Sally sallies forth
More sad news from the Low camp - bassist Zak Sally has left the band. The departure seems to have been amicable enough, but Sally's comment that "I can no longer be a member of the band" suggests all is certainly not well.
That said, founding members Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have already named Sally's replacement as Matt Livingston and announced: "We plan on touring in 2006 and working on writing more music". Reason for some optimism? Perhaps, if Sparhawk can overcome his mental health problems - and I sincerely hope he can and they carry on, as this year's The Great Destroyer LP appeared to herald a whole new direction for the band.
(Thanks to Ian for the link.)