Stereolab takes a break, cancels shows, releases music
After nearly 19 years of rocking and experimenting, Stereolab is taking some well-deserved time off. On the group's official website, band member Pike announced that the London-based band will be taking a sabbatical to pursue other projects, also apologizing for canceling their two final shows.
In the a post called "Hiatus/Sabbatical/Pause/Intermission/Breather," Pike also announced that Chemical Chords 2, the band's new material, will be released soon via Stereolab's label Duophonic Super 45s. Composed of songs recorded during the Chemical Chords sessions, the band has no plans to record in the near future, making this album its last new material for a while.
With no word of a formal break-up, the band still plans to release in the future another Switched On compilation album and some remastering of past albums.