A few months back, Brooklyn’s hottest jam commodity Dopapod announced that drummer Neal “Fro” Evans would be taking a little hiatus from touring. Yesterday the band announced that the hiatus would be permanent and that sit in drummer Scotty Zwang would become a permanent member of the ‘pod. Fro left fans with a parting letter, here it is:
“Dear Dopapod Friends and Family,
Many of you know that I took a break from the band two months ago. I left to make sure that I had a happy head on my shoulders. Music is my fire and when I realized that it was getting a little dim, I had to step out and rekindle the flame. I was able to do this on my time off, but when I returned to the band, I found the door to be closed. After 4+ years of growing with this family, living in a van, laying down the beats, putting on amazing shows by playing music that I am very proud of, and most of all meeting/performing for countless amazing humans (and aliens), I am going to move on to something else.
I wish the best for the band, for it would be most disappointing if this decision resulted in its decline in any way. It’s been an incredible ride and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it. The experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met have been dreams come true. The amazing journey that has been Dopapod would be impossible without all of you, so continue to support them because they are some of the most incredible musicians I’ve ever played with. Also, please follow me and my music into the future and let’s keep doing this thing! Many of you know about my other musical endeavors: Elephant Wrecking Ball (Featuring Scott Flynn of Pretty Lights, on tour soon, see below), MOM AND DAD (featuring Chuck Jones of Dopapod), and Cashed Fools. Check them out! I live and breathe music and I will continue to make music with others who do the same. I love you all and can’t wait to see you again from behind the drums and anywhere else.
With the most sincere love for all of you. Thank you.
Check out Neal’s other endeavors below and a link to his last performance with Dopapod.
Here is a link to the last show that I played with Dopapod, from Fall Down Fest in CT. It is one of my favorite performances of the band, and I couldn’t be more stoked to have ended on such a high note. I also know that it was a favorite of its taper, MKDEVO.
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