Harvey Danger Announce Split

Harvey Danger has decided to call it quits after seventeen years and three albums.

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According to Punknews.org, Harvey Danger has decided to call it quits after seventeen years and three albums. The band explained:

"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.

Chances are we'll all work together in one form or another; if we've learned anything, it's that you never know what will happen. Of course, putting an end to something we've been working on since our early 20s can't help being accompanied by a soupcon 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."

The band, who rose to prominence in 1998 with the single "Flagpole Sitta", last released "Little by Little..." in 2005.

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    ThatWouldBeJon
    lmao anyone else lol at the fact they have been together 17 years and only released 3 albums haha
    end_citizen
    They were acutally still touring, but I don't know when their last album was. Of course, what they were doing was just small venues. I actually listened to them this morning and wondered if they'd come back to where to Arkansas or Oklahoma. Guess not now.
    xSUNxOFxNOTHING
    ive listened to Where have all the merrymakers gone? countless times, and each time i wonder why i'm not listening to some zeppelin, nirvana, sublime, or pretty much any thing other than harvey danger. flagpole sitta is pretty good, but after so long, it gets old and the rest of their stuff is mediocre at best. i still have respect for a band who can last for 17 years, but never liked their music much...
    Soma3009
    aha I always wondered when this would happen. They have an annual Last Show Ever every New Years. Wonder if they're gonna' try and put a real one on this year or is it's really done. There's not much of a future for them in this scene these days as a new act.
    Do Re Mi
    This1GoesTo11 wrote: Is there a point to releasing a press release when no one cares?
    I care. There, now stop complaining.
    kiloisalb
    SuicidalFreak wrote: soundgarden19 wrote: I was wondering what ever happened to those guys. Me too. "Flagpole Sitta" was one of the only songs I heard from them. I remember they did a cover of The English Beat's "Save It for Later".
    Same here, that's the only song I heard by them. Didn't know they were still around. Well, guess they're not still around anymore though.
    Gugnums
    Just like to say that Little by Little was a very good album that is sadly unknown. First four songs are some of my favorite. Despite this, this article is pretty funny. For all the bands to cover, this is a weird one to highlight.
    HardAttack
    They actually did split once before, as well as go on "hiatus" thats why there was such a big gap between albums. But because of those events, I don't know why in the hell the front man thinks he can say "17 years". They took off some years for sure.
    kook as kashmir
    Merrymakers is sooooo underrated. It's a shame cause this just reminds me of what now seems such a long time since the days of the 90s
    nailsarecruel
    All the time I thought they were one of those bands that quietly pissed off or went on unspecified hiatus.
    wowaguitar
    soundgarden19 : I was wondering what ever happened to those guys. After merrymakers they signed to a bigger record company were they made, "King james's version" however the record company collapsed before being finished and therefore neve fully got released and then the band members did other things till 2005 when they released "Little by Little" proberlly there best album which they released for free on their website, harveydanger.com. Its very sad news and knows who haven't heard of them or don't care really should stop wasting their time telling everyone.
    snaaake
    Haven't even heard of them, and with three albums in 17 years it's not hard to see why.
    Serjem
    it doesnt really make a difference to me... i never knew them anyway.
    SuicidalFreak
    soundgarden19 wrote: I was wondering what ever happened to those guys.
    Me too. "Flagpole Sitta" was one of the only songs I heard from them. I remember they did a cover of The English Beat's "Save It for Later".
    SLD.Potato
    "Harvey Danger has decided to call it quits after seventeen years and three albums..." "After 15 years , three albums, hundreds of shows..." Whoever wrote this really should have actually read what he posted.
    Kotie
    I enjoy there music. But like This1GoesTo11 said, no one really actually cares.
    MisspentYouth
    This makes me very sad. They were one of my absolute favorites. Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? was a brilliant album. That said, they haven't toured or released an album in years, so this isn't really saying anything new. Still makes me sad though.
    zAg1619
    This1GoesTo11 wrote: Is there a point to releasing a press release when no one cares?
    It clearly sparked your interest didn't it, at least enough to comment on it.. Shame about them though, even though they have really done nothing for years... 17 years old and 3 albums to show for it.. damn shame
    Notoriousdoc
    This1GoesTo11 wrote: Is there a point to releasing a press release when no one cares?
    Is there a point to making a comment if you're a pointless *****? Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? was a great album, I wish I'd had the chance to see them play.
    dhutton
    they were still together!!!! i did not know that i did enjoy merrymakers, it was a very good album
    captaincrunk
    SLD.Potato wrote: "Harvey Danger has decided to call it quits after seventeen years and three albums..." "After 15 years, three albums, hundreds of shows..." Whoever wrote this really should have actually read what he posted.
    15 is a rounder number, thats why the band used it
    Sid McCall
    I'm a huge fan, and this is really sad for me. Merrymakers was an amazing album, and deserved quite a bit more credit than it got.
    TSmitty6
    NOOO! i saw them with about 20 people at a college campus. it was pretty cool, they acted like they were playing for alot more people. their frontman is good.
    mrcrono
    XD I didn't even know they were still a band. Either way, sad news. They were pretty good.
    Elmo Jade Blue
    mrcrono wrote: XD I didn't even know they were still a band. Either way, sad news. They were pretty good.
    Same here I thought they were done
    Bozjoarmstrong
    Merrymakers has to go down as one of the most underrated albums ever, although I havent really listened to some of their more recent stuff. Farewell to a good band.
    GQ9999
    Ha! When I first saw "Harvey Danger" I thought they must be reuniting! I havn't heard squat about them in YEARS! Lol, they're breaking up. WHO CARES!
    wowaguitar
    soundgarden19 wrote: I was wondering what ever happened to those guys.
    After merrymakers they signed to a bigger record company were they made, "King james's version" however the record company collapsed before being finished and therefore neve fully got released and then the band members did other things till 2005 when they released "Little by Little" proberlly there best album which they released for free on their website, harveydanger.com. Its very sad news and knows who haven't heard of them or don't care really should stop wasting their time telling everyone.