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Legendary post-punk trio Sleater-Kinney announced Tuesday that the group is disbanding. In a statement on their label's Web site, they noted:
"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, Sleater-Kinney"
Sleater-Kinney's most recent release was 2005's The Woods, which appeared on a number of year-end top 10 lists, including The Advocate's. The all-female band's current tour ends August 4 with an appearance at Chicago's Lollapalooza. (The Advocate)