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Ben Atkind Announces He’s Leaving Goose

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Goose’s Ben Atkind is leaving the band.

The drummer announced his departure from the Connecticut outfit he co-founded in 2014 on social media.

“Long-term creative camaraderie demands personal evolution,” Atkind wrote. “It demands consistent communication, mutual empathy, and a willingness to compromise. Even though this is something we tried, these elements fell out of sync, which is where we find ourselves today. I will be forever grateful for my time with my bandmates and wish them the best as we prepare to go our separate ways.”

“Over the last few months, we’ve had some really difficult internal conversations that have unfortunately resulted in Ben’s departure,” Goose wrote in a statement on social media. However, they followed that with: “We all love Ben very much and want nothing but the best for him. He is a world class drummer, and we can’t wait to watch and support his future endeavors. While this has been a difficult and painful time, we are also incredibly excited for the next chapter of this band. We will be heading into the new year with a renewed sense of creative fire that will allow us to dive deeper into the music and continue bringing you the Goose experience you know and love.”

Atkind played on all three of Goose’s studio albums, including their latest effort Dripfield.

Although many believe Goose will name a new drummer shortly, no names have been suggested to fill Atkind’s role.

The remaining members are co-founders Rick Mitarotonda and Trevor Weekz, along with Jeff Arevalo and Peter Anspach.