Gossip is no more.
You may have already sensed it, considering the Portland-based dance-punk trio has been suspiciously quiet the last four years, but singer Beth Ditto confirmed the group's breakup to Pitchfork today, embedding the news in a piece on her new clothing line.
Gossip formed in Olympia, Wash., in 1999, and moved to Portland in 2003. Playing a blistering brand of soulful garage rock, the band released five albums, the last being A Joyful Noise in 2012.
In addition to her clothing line, Ditto launched her solo career in 2011 with a Madonna-indebted EP, and tells Pitchfork she's working on a full-length she describes as "my southern record but not necessarily a country record."
We look forward to the Gossip reunion at Coachella 2020—or at least PDX Pop Now.