Cult indie rockers The New Pornographers have lost their drummer.

Kurt Dahle, who co-founded the band 15 years ago, has quit.

The band announced the news on its Facebook page on Monday (15Sep14), writing "Kurt Dahle is leaving the New Pornographers. It has been a great 15 years playing with an amazing drummer, singer and performer. We wish him the best.

"Everything is still full steam ahead with the band and we look forward to continued rocking and singing of songs."

It is not clear why Dahle left the group.

The group released its sixth studio album, Brill Bruisers, last month (Aug14).