If you were wondering what the Smith Westerns have been up to, they've just shed some light on the topic by announcing an indefinite hiatus.

The Chicago lo-fi garage band will be playing their first and last gig of 2014 on Dec. 23 at Schubas in their hometown, which they publicized on their official Facebook page:

 
However, less than 24 hours since this announcement, the band has had to move the show to Lincoln Hall to accommodate the obvious massive demand.

Although it will be their final hurrah before they bow out as a band, Cullen and
Cameron Omori announced that guitarist Max Kakacek won't be playing that night.

"Just to clarify in case there was some confusion. Max [guitar] will not be joining us for any of the remaining shows. He's hiatusing a little earlier than Cameron and myself and will be missed. However, the show must go on and we have really worked hard to put together a good parting show. It was really important to Cameron and myself that we at least have some semblance of a last show considering all the time and hard work thats gone into the project of the years. Hope to see you on the 23rd bros," they posted on Facebook yesterday (Dec. 14).

Even though they're closing out on Dec. 23, Cullen tweeted that Smith Westerns may not be technically over until New Year's Eve:

If you're in the Windy City and want to see the Smith Westerns' last gig, grab your ticket here.