I just got an email from Sub Pop, telling me that Sleater-Kinney is no more. Here’s the message from the band on their website:
After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings.
We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.
But mostly we want to extend our gratitude to our amazing fans. You have been a part of our story from the beginning. We could not have made our music without your enthusiasm, passion, and loyalty. It is you who have made the entire journey worthwhile.
With love and thanks,
Eleven years is a very good run indeed. There’s only so much you can do as a unit, and while I’m personally disappointed that they’ve made this decision, I can understand where it comes from. (Also, note the use of the term “indefinite hiatus”, which leaves a door open to future projects.) Good luck to Carrie, Corin and Janet in their future endeavors.