Andrew Tapley No Longer In The Human Abstract

The Human Abstract

In less than a month, The Human Abstract’s new album, Digital Veil, will be in stores. Yes — less than a month. And now, just before their record’s about to drop, The Human Abstract has lost — or rather, ousted — a member.

Guitarist Andrew Tapley has taken leave of the band. And apparently, the band is fine with that.

“As some of you know and many have been wondering, I will not be playing with The Human Abstract anymore,” he wrote on Facebook. “This wasn’t decided by me; however, there are no hard feelings. Thanks to everyone who supported the band these past few years and to all the wonderful friends I had the pleasure of meeting. I will be in Los Angeles continuing with music; art is long and time is fleeting –see y’all soon!”

It wasn’t decided by him, huh? I guess A.J. Minette coming back to the band full-time rendered Andrew’s talent needless. Either way, that’s a tough break. I’d be pissed if I were Andrew. Pissed. They’ve got a tour coming up, a new album, and now, just before it all starts happening, he’s gone. I wonder if he has a Minette voodoo doll.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Lukas Sydow

    I think Tapley’s departure is ridiculous. He was a great guitarist and songwriter. Had he cooporated with Minette, they could have accomplished much. But I guess pride and ego yet sill goeth before the fall