Harvey Danger—known by some and loved by many, and the band responsible for that irresistible hit in the late '90s "Flagpole Sitta"—is (gasp!) calling it quits.
Per the band's Web site:
After 15 years, three albums, hundreds of shows, and far more twists and turns than we ever imagined possible, we've decided to put Harvey Danger to rest. The decision is totally mutual and utterly amicable. Everyone is very proud of the work we've done together, but we've also come to feel that our collaboration has—in a very positive way—run its course. We're all eager to try our hands at other projects, musical and otherwise. Of course, putting an end to something we've been working on since our early 20s can't help being accompanied by a soupçon of melancholy. Nonetheless, as the Chambers Brothers remind us, time has come today. Rock bands have life spans, and Harvey Danger's has been longer and more eventful than even we would have predicted.
Ah, nice use of the word soupçon. The band will embark on a short and sweet farewell tour that will include two dates in Seattle on August 28th and 29th at The Vera Project and The Crocodile respectively. What? No Portland?
Is this news? Well, it was news to me that they were even still together... although I will say Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? is still a great record. Let's let the boys take us into the weekend shall we?
Harvey Danger - "Flagpole Sitta"