Stereolab have announced via a post on their website that they will be taking a break to be working on other projects after 19 years together.

Read the full post from their manager after the jump

The post reads:

“Dear All,

As we recently made #51 with Emperor Tomato Ketchup in the Amazon 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of all Time we feel that our work is done for the moment.
We have had to cancel the last two shows that we were scheduled to play, apologies to all that had bought tickets, and there are no plans to record new tracks.
Duophonic are working on the release of Chemical Chords 2, we also have plans for a new Switched On and remastering of the back catalogue.
We are are all going to have a bit of a rest now after nearly 19 years and work on a few other projects.
The website will still be updated and disks released but there won’t be any new Stereolab product for a while.

Pikey “

Let’s hope it’s a fruitful break for all of their side projects and that we see them back recording together soon enough.

– Rob Hakimian

[As a quick aside is that Benjamin Linus on the left of the above picture?]