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Post–pioneers Gang of Four have seen the departure of founding members, bassist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. According to a press release posted by Dave Allen on his blog, Burnham formally left the band in late 2006:

As I expand my research and thinking about contemporary music distribution on, and as I focus on online technology and social networking at Nemo Design here in Portland, I find myself conflicted about how the band's new music should be released," he wrote on his blog. "To retain any credibility for about what the future of music distribution will look like, I have to move on and not hold back Jon and Andy's music plans.

The band released Return the Gift in 2005.