Tucker has worked with The Decemberists, R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Neko Case, First Aid Kit, She & Him, Mavis Staples, The Jayhawks, The Avett Brothers, Beth Orton, Death Cab For Cutie, and many others; and his new studio was robbed of $70,000 worth of gear.
”Our best friend and guitar player, Mike, got in a head on collision. We’re so thankful Mike is alive and going to be ok. Mike has a long recovery ahead and Mindforce is on an indefinite hiatus,” the band writes.
”This will be the fight of our lives and we aim to win; to beat this ugly bastard known commonly as Cancer. Neither of us can work at the moment as Brian is not able to and I (Laura) am his nurse and want to be by his side as much as possible through this uphill battle,” Laura writes.
Canadian band Preoccupations have had a seriously bad week, having been robbed twice...yikes! First in Vancouver and then in San Francisco, waking up Tuesday (5/15) ”to find our beloved old van, our trailer, and all of our gear and merch stolen.”