Every Avenue drummer Michael Govaere has left the band to focus on his Downbeat recording studio.

The band released Shh, Just Go With It on Fearless last year.

Govaere wrote the following in his MySpace blog:
"Just an update…I haven't been super active with the studio the last year because of drumming with Every Avenue on tour. This summer, I will be doing the studio work full force again. My good friend James Beesley is joining me in the studio and we are working on re-locating Downbeat to the great city of Chicago this May/June. This studio will be much bigger and better. We're working really hard on getting it ready. I'll post photos/videos/blogs about it more once we start to finalize the paperwork."