Art-School has begun searching for a new bass player, the band’s official site reported. The site did not say whether the band will hold open auditions. Original bass player Hinata Hidekazu announced in December 2003 he was leaving the band to pursue other projects. Guitarist Ooyama Jun also said he was leaving but cited fatigue for his reason.
The site also reports Art-School will release a live album in March, as well as begin recording sessions with Number Girl and Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann.