Interpol’s dapper bass player, Carlos Dengler, has quit the band. In an email sent out to the band’s mailing list, the band stated that he’d contributed to and played on their recently completed fourth album, but would no longer be touring with them. Their email said to fans “After the completion of the album, Carlos informed the rest of us that he would be leaving the band. He has decided to follow another path, and to pursue new goals. This separation is amicable, and we whole-heartedly wish him great happiness and success. We will remain, as always, deeply respectful fans of this blazingly talented individual.”

The band says they’ll be kicking off touring the new album in the northern hemisphere summer and will use a revolving series of musicians to replace Dengler on bass. In the meantime he has been keeping himself busy working in film, advertising and television soundtracks. Could this be an actual case of someone leaving a band amicably?