It has been announced that Josh Clancy of Elite Gymnastics has left the band, leaving the project as a solo effort by James Brooks.

According to Brooks, the loss will be tough but it will not affect the music. Below, you can view a few quotes from James Brooks on Clancy's departure.

"Josh is really really talented and really good at what he does so I mean it will take a lot of work and probably money to keep the artwork up to the standards we established when we were working together, but I dunno, I have more money now. it should be OK."

"He is a brilliant designer and I have a lot of respect for him and what he has accomplished in his career and everything but our personal relationship is kinda kaput for the time being, I have always kind of been the one who makes the music. I did Ruin mostly by myself and it was kind of assumed for awhile that I would do the next thing completely by myself, so musically at least nothing will be different from what it would have been otherwise I guess."

Certainly doesn't seem like a reunion will happen anytime soon, but according to Brooks, it shouldn't change the music at all. We'll have to wait and see on that one.