Sleater-Kinney Calls It Quits

Sleater-Kinney, the groundbreaking trio from Portland, Ore., is calling it quits after it completes its current dates and a farewell hometown gig tentatively eyed for August.

“After 11 years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus,” the band posted on its Web site June 27th. “The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings.”

Sleater-Kinney, named after a road near Olympia, Wash., recorded several acclaimed albums including The Woods, The Hot Rock, All Hands on the Bad One and One Beat.

The band, comprising singer/guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Browstein, and Janet Weiss on drums, was cited in Time magazine’s “America’s Best” issue in 2001.

“We were/are fans first and conspirators/supporters second, and we remain tremendously grateful for the opportunity to work with such inspired, motived, enthused, fun, decent and thoughtful people,” Sub Pop, the band’s label, posted on its Web site.