Via PortlandMercury:

“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.”

Now you really have a reason to go to Lollapalooza.

 
Comments (46)
  1. alec  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    so what? it’s not like they were any good.

  2. Jaime  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Noooo! That really sucks. I’ve never seen them live, either.

  3. I hear you Alec. I’ve never been impressed.

  4. Kevin  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    This is bad news. S-K are a great band who has made amazing records and always puts on a tremendous live show. I’m glad I got tickets to the August show at Webster since it looks like it will be their last performance in NYC.

  5. Jen  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    nooooo…..

    If anyone needs me I’ll be curled up in a corner singing “joey ramone”

  6. Jack  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Sleater-kinney put out some solid albums and were amazing live.

    Ive never really been impressed with Ian!’s posts. And a friend of a friend told me that Alec kid loves fallout boy.

    Im jsut sayin.

  7. matt  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    in related news? Kid ‘n’ Play have announced that they have no future touring plans.

    in other words, yawn.

  8. alec  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    oh ya! i forgot to mention i love fall out boy and being sarcastic! yeah!

  9. yo momma  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    finally, no more rolling stone/spin/etc. articles about how they are the greatest ‘unknown band’ and they are about ready to blow up big time.

  10. That sucks! I guess I really need to go see them when they’re in New York in August now.

  11. is this the airport, clark?  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Yeah, not a S-K fan either. But I’ve have always wondered if anyone else thinks that woman over there in the “more cowbell” shirt looks like a female Predator.

    “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”

  12. Axl Foley  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    I was so f’in bummed when i read this post, but this cheered me up.

    “I’ve have always wondered if anyone else thinks that woman over there in the “more cowbell” shirt looks like a female Predator., “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”"

    Tickets are still available for SK’s webster hall show in NY. im going, are you?

  13. Jack  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    I thought it was weird that the more cowbell chick doesnt have arms.

    Im SOOO bored with everything that gets posted here, but I think I will continuyaaawwn.

  14. Please, Sleater-Kinney was one of the last great rock bands we had, and considering so much bullshit trendy indie-pop gets considerably more coverage, it’s a fucking shame S-K wasn’t more embraced in the “indie rock” community. Tell me with a straight-face that Dig Me Out, All Hands On The Bad One, One Beat, or The Woods aren’t superb records.

    R.I.P. Sleater-Kinney

  15. No bones about it, this is sad news, bad news.

  16. Nikole  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Well shit :(

  17. Justin  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Until The Woods, Sleater-Kinney did nothing that spectacular, but I was hoping that they would start rocking more albums such as The Woods. I’m not heartbroken, but I feel they were finally getting a hold of their own sound.

  18. fred  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    I made the entire journey worthwhile!! WooHOO!!!

  19. Karl  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    “Dig Me Out” was one of the best albums of the 90s. Sleater-Kinney is an awesome band. Its too bad.

    I’m sure alec and Ian! are just douche-bags and probably chauvinistic assholes.

    These ladies rocked harder and better than many of their male-indie rock peers.

  20. Karl  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    “Dig Me Out” was one of the best albums of the 90s. Sleater-Kinney is an awesome band. Its too bad.

    I’m sure alec and Ian! are just douche-bags and probably chauvinistic assholes.

    These ladies rocked harder and better than many of their male indie rock peers.

  21. Krysten  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    I’m just glad I got my tickets for the Webster Hall show yesterday!

  22. ben  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Why do good things never wanna stay? /
    Some things you lose, some things you give away

  23. This is really sad news. I blame it on the great ongoing tofurkey vs. soyrizo debate. Any idiot can see the answer is soyrizo of course but that changes nothing.

  24. volume-addict  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Lamest news of the day to me. That’s such a bummer.

  25. Jentabent  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Who?

    Jentabent

  26. Webster Hall show just sold out, and I got tickets this afternoon. Whew!

  27. John  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    Totally gutted. :(

  28. dustin  |   Posted on Jun 27th, 2006 0

    One of my favorite bands of all time.

    :(

  29. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! )o:

  30. Tony G  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    Tried to get into them. Never liked them.

  31. tobias funke  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    :(

    it’s a good thing i have tickets to the philadelphia show.

  32. Hugs  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    Yeah honestly Ian’s blog is pretty terrible. He’s so cool because he doesn’t find stuff impressive!!! Let’s see some more movie trailers- please!!!!!

  33. BlackCloud  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    I saw them at Coachella. A friend asked me what I thought of their set and the first word that came to mind was “crushing”. The come off so great live…..

    I seriously think they had figured out how to channel Tony Iommi & Bill Ward during their last extended 20 minute jam.

  34. Jack  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    WOW- I am so not impressed with Ians! blog. I’d keep making sarcastic remarks about him, but he already lives in Lansing, which is insulting enough as it is.

  35. anonymous  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    Just bought tickets to Lollapalooza. I knew I should have seen them when they were in California. Now all I need is a ride…

  36. burnwash  |   Posted on Jun 29th, 2006 0

    Not Sleater-Kinney!! Oh wait. I don’t really like them. This is totally irrelevant to me.

  37. that’s an awful message. I’m going to friends today evening and have a sleater-kinney-album party. I’m feeling sad.

  38. mel p.  |   Posted on Jun 29th, 2006 0

    crap! i just saw them about a month ago in hamburg, germany.

    they ROCKED. it was one magnificent wall of sound. i am glad i got to see them finally. who knew.

  39. Geo  |   Posted on Jun 29th, 2006 0

    Ian clearly you suck and Jack rules.

    That is all

  40. I love how, whenever Scott announces the breakup of a band, there’s a stampede of jerks rushing to say, “Good riddance; they sucked,” and “Who cares? I never liked them,” and “Anyone who cares about this band is a Republican with mouth herpes,” and other various forms of grave-dancing.

    Just further proof that people are assholes.

  41. Maddie  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2006 0

    I would go to a show, if i didnt live in little North Dakota and Sleater Kinney would actually come here:( ME WILL MISS YE, SLEATER KINNEY!!!!!!!!!! <3 YOU!! by the way, i love the hot rock, one beat, and dig me out. yeah! and to you people on here are saying that they suck, f*** you, you just dont know how much of a suckey taste in music you have!!!! :(

  42. Ur GOD  |   Posted on Aug 3rd, 2006 0

    To all the fucknuts and straight up jackasses of the “free world”. Go fuck yourselves! Alec, Ian, Yo momma,and the other jackoffs who feel Sleater-Kinney wasn’t a major contirbutor to what’s right in the small amounts of people who care in the world today! Together the whole lot of you don’t make up enough brain matter to take a dump, your opinions aren’t enough collectively to waste space! Instead of thinking what the radio, and TV tell you to (You pieces of shit) Maybe you should think about what the world needs, or how people should be. This band made no apologies or wimpered in the faces of so many critics when their sound came across as off, or to brusque. They have always been stead fast in their beliefs and their sound! Even when sons of bitches band wagoners hopped on for a “OH they sound so cool” ride from rolling stone and other mindless cunt faces like yourselves, they never gave into money and sold themselves, or pimped their sound to make a buck!!!!!!!! They are true musicians! True humanitarians! True role-models!!! So you all can go and fuck your mothers some more, while you listen to your adolescent, kinder garten, caca, poo-poo, wee-wee bull shit!!! Think before you speak mother fuckers!!!!!

  43. plasticruth  |   Posted on Aug 27th, 2006 0

    Love them or hate them, SK made a special noise, a unique sound of their own, weaving a blend of angst and energy into a music a whole generation craved. I find thats a quality lacking in so many wantabe bands today. Knock them if you must, but SK will out live their critics.

  44. drumminry  |   Posted on Nov 17th, 2006 0

    Wow, amazing how many people were into SK. They were sooo horrible, Corin Tucker and those other girls could really use some vocal lessons. Kinda reminded me of a cat giving birth. Just another band that gave music a bad name.

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