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Foster the People bassist Cubbie Fink leaves band

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Foster the People goes from a trio to a duo. The Los Angeles band announced Tuesday bassist and founding member Cubbie Fink has left the group.

“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,” the band writes on Twitter. “Over the past several months a collective decision was made that he and the band would go their separate ways and pursue other opportunities.”

“I would like to express my extreme gratitude to our fans for your incredible love and support over the last four years,” Fink adds. “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.”

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Mark Foster and Mark Pontius formed the band in 2009 and recruited Fink, a friend of Foster. They broke through in 2011 with “Pumped Up Kicks,” a crossover hit that peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band released two albums together: Torches (2011) and Supermodel (2014).

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