Vagrant Records band Hey Mercedes has broken up. The band's statement:

After 4+ years and 367 shows, Hey Mercedes will be saying goodbye in 2005. This is a mutual and amicable decision and we feel that at this moment, it is the correct one. We will be doing one farewell show in Chicago in April/May and we will be releasing one last EP on Grand Theft Autumn Records at that time. We'll keep this website running and frequently update it with cool audio & video downloads and of course, news on upcoming events. Thank you, everybody, for your love and support over the years. Please comment on the message board and send us email. We'll try and respond to everything individually or on The Wire.

Thank you again. It's been a blast.

Damon, Todd, Bob, & Mike
Hey Mercedes

The band's most recent release was 2003's Loses Control; they also contributed to Vagrant's most recent sampler, Another Year On The Streets Vol. 3, in 2004.