Total Slacker Drummer Killed In Hit-and-Run Bike Accident
Terence Connor, drummer of the Brooklyn-based garage rock band Total Slacker, was killed this morning (Oct. 1) in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bike through the Bushwick section of the New York City borough. He was 24.
The band posted a note about Conner on their Facebook page that reads:
Were unbelievably heart broken, our drummer Terence Connor was killed in a hit and run accident while riding his bike early this morning.
Sending all our love to his family and friends.
THE SADDEST DAY -- WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, FOREVER...
The band's frontman, Tucker Rountree, also posted a note about Conner (far left in the photo above) on his personal Facebook page, writing "Terence Connor I will always remember you and cherish the times we had. R.I.P."
Following the accident, a New York Police Department spokesman told Gothamist that "we're still trying to determine if he was struck or not," but he added that no criminality was suspected at the time. An NYPD representative later said that "the investigation is still ongoing at this time."
Total Slacker released their debut album, 'Thrashin',' last year on Marshall Teller Records in London, and they also had the tune 'Crystal Necklace' included alongside cuts by the Dum Dum Girls, Real Estate, Twin Sisters and others on last year's Fierce Panda compilation 'Tape Fear.' They were described in a 2010 New Yorker article as being part of a Brooklyn sub-genre of music dubbed "s---gaze."
Watch Total Slacker's Video for 'Crystal Necklace'