Issues DJ Ty 'Scout' Acord has left the band to focus on songwriting and producing.
He'll still be on the band's as-yet-untitled second album and is still involved in the writing and production process, though.
"To some this may come a shock, to others, you may have seen this coming from miles away," he said in a message to fans.
"It got to the point where my least favorite part of the day was getting on stage, which is pretty ass backwards to the point of playing music for a living," he continued.
But luckily, there's been no fallout between him and the rest of the band. It just sounds like they want different things. He elaborates: "I hope you can all understand where I’m coming from, and realize that there is literally no bad blood or animosity between me and the guys, as they all are very supportive of my decision."
"They wish to see me succeed, as I wish to see ISSUES continue to thrive. I love all of them to death, and wouldn’t take back any of our experiences for the world."
Looks like the feeling's mutual, too!
We hope to have @_scoutLA as involved as possible on our music from here on out, but now as a collaborater. From now on we are officially
Issues recently announced a UK headline tour, and were added to Slam Dunk Festival this morning!
24 - CARDIFF Yplas 25 - LONDON Koko 26 - MANCHESTER Ritz 27 - GLASGOW Garage 28 - SLAM DUNK NORTH Leeds City Centre 29 - SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS Birmingham NEC 30 - SLAM DUNK SOUTH - University Of Hertfordshire, Hatfield 31 - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms