Drummer and vocalist Joshua Tillman has parted company with Fleet Foxes. Tillman, a renowned solo musician in his own right, has played with the band for four years, including both of the Fleet Foxes albums.

Tillman wrote on his blog: "Farewell Fleet fans and friends. Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go. Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun."

A replacement sticksman has yet to be announced.