Bummer news: long-running and reliably great indie-punk vets The Thermals have officially broken up after a 15-year career. They write:

We are officially disbanding! After 15 years and 7 records, we feel our band has reached far beyond our initial expectations and goals, and are stepping away from it while we still cherish it. We traveled further, soared higher and played louder than we ever dreamed, and we now look forward to a new chapter in our lives, our art, and our friendship. We would like to thank all the great labels who have released our records, all the amazing people who have worked so hard for us, and most importantly our fans, who we consider to be some of the smartest, sweetest and most compassionate people in the world. We love you, and we hope to see you again some day.

Hutch, Kathy and Westin

The Thermals' last album was 2016's We Disappear on Saddle Creek. Fingers crossed for new projects from Hutch, Kathy and Westin, and for a reunion one day!

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