Woolworm bassist Felicity Herst waves goodbye
Fuzzy-dream-pop unit Woolworm is just putting the finishing touches on its upcoming full-length, Believe in Ourselves, but by the time it starts supporting the LP, long-time bassist Felicity Herst will be out of the country—and out of the band. The four-stringer splits town next month for London, England, to further her career as a mobile-game programmer.
“It sucks because she was easily the most talented and exciting member of the band, but she was also the most likely to end up with a real, worthwhile, grown-up job,” guitarist-vocalist Giles Roy told the Straight.
Roy expects Believe in Ourselves will arrive sometime later this spring. Woolworm apparently has a handful of replacement bassists in contention, and the group plans to hit the road.
“We’re not going to slow down or anything,” he continued. “It’s sort of a ‘crisitunity’. We’ve got enough prospects that I’m not too concerned.”