Guitarist Joshua "Josh" James
has announced his departure from Jacksonville, Florida's EVERGREEN TERRACE
in order to continue playing full time with STICK TO YOUR GUNS
: "In 1999, a few friends and I started EVERGREEN TERRACE
. The band has been a huge part of my life, but it's time for me to move on.
"Earlier this year, I joined STICK TO YOUR GUNS
, and I couldn't be more stoked. It's been a natural and exciting progression for me. I really believe in the band and the message.
"Thanks to everyone who has supported me and EVERGREEN
throughout the years. I'm leaving with some great memories.
"I wish EVERGREEN TERRACE
the best of luck and hope to see you all at a STICK TO YOUR GUNS
show." EVERGREEN TERRACE
's latest album, "Almost Home"
(2009), sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 17 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.