Wolf Parade announces the departure of long-time member Dante DeCaro

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      Long-time guitarist Dante DeCaro has left Wolf Parade, according to a statement on the band's Twitter account. 

      "After years of tour he’s decided to try a new way of living, offstage," the tweet states.

      A one-time member of Vancouver-via-Victoria's Hot Hot Heat, DeCaro joined Wolf Parade after the release of its 2005 debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary

      Formed in 2003, the Montreal-based band released some of best records of the early '00s indie-rock boom, including Apologies to the Queen Mary and 2010's Expo 86

      Wolf Parade announced a hiatus in 2011, before returning to action with 2017's well-received Cry Cry Cry on Sub Pop. 

      Rather than add a replacement guitarist for DeCaro, the band will continue as a three-piece with original members and former B.C.-ers Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner, and Arlen Thompson. All are veterans of the West Coast punk scene. 

      In an interview with the Straight last year, Boeckner said that he'd love to move back to the West Coast, but Vancouver has become too expensive for those involved in making art. 

      “I could, theoretically, if I wanted to," he said. "But what it would mean is that I save two-thirds less money that I’m able to save living in Montreal.” 

      Here's the announcement, along with one of Wolf Parade's greatest songs, "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son".