Merely a few hours ago, American punk indie rock outfit, The Thermals, shared the following announcement on their official Facebook account:

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

Having released 3 albums via Sub Pop, 2 via Kill Rocks Stars and the final 2 via Saddle Creek, after 15 years of punk/indie rock awesomeness Hutch, Kathy and Westin leave us with the sweetest memories… Thank you!

Christos Doukakis