On Monday, Portland indie-rock trio The Thermals announced their split via Twitter after 15 years as a band.
Band members Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster and Westin Glass announced the news on their official Twitter page, saying, “we feel our band has reached far beyond our initial expectations and goals, and are stepping away from it while we still cherish it.”
Formed in 2002, the band released seven albums, the first three on Sub Pop, two records on Kill Rock Stars and their two most recent albums on Saddle Creek. Their latest album, We Disappear, was released in 2016. Harris and Foster were both in the band from its inception to their breakup, and they had multiple drummers throughout the band's history, with Glass coming on board in 2008.
Welsh indie-pop band Los Campesinos! posted a tweet in support of the band and thanked them for influencing their own music.
Their former label Sub Pop also showed their love for The Thermals and mentioned their past history with the group.
Paste spoke to The Thermals about their album We Disappear and how accomplished they felt as a band at that current moment back in 2016. You can revisit that interview here and watch a 2009 performance of the band from the Paste Cloud below.