Pitchfork is reporting that Electrelane has gone on indefinite hiatus. A goodbye note on the band’s website confirmed the sad news:
“We have decided that the upcoming gigs will be our last for the foreseeable future. After ten years of much fun and hard work, we have realised that we all need a break and time to do other things. This was a tough decision for us to make, but ultimately a positive one.
A big thank you to everyone who has come to our shows, put on our shows, and bought our records over the years. It means a lot to us. We’re really grateful to have had the opportunity to play gigs all over the world and to meet so many lovely people. This last year has been especially enjoyable and we feel happy about moving on with all these good memories to look back on. At the moment we haven’t made any band plans for the future but we’re going to have a break and see what happens.
They join Le Tigre and Sleater Kinney in the “indefinite hiatus” status band file. There’s still a beacon of hope until they say “break up” and even then, there’s always the reunion tour.