The Matches have announced the departure of bassist Justin San Souci. The band has not provided much in the way of explanation, saying only:
It disarranges us to relay that our long-time bassist and friend, Justin San Souci, will be parting from the role of bassist in the Matches to pursue other lives and loves. He, however, will not be parting from the role of friend. Change is not an easy thing, but it does not stop until life does. Our hearts go out to Justin for being brave and true to his heart's pursuit.
The group released A Band in Hope this year.