Masters of 'space-age bachelor pad music', Stereolab formed in London in 1990 by record collector Tim Gane and the French chanteuse Laetitia Sadier.
The group produces electronica imbued by melody, vintage analogue sounds, political lyrics, and sixties wistfulness. Via their label, Duophonic, they ensure that everything the 'Groop' (as their fans know them) puts out receives a limited vinyl issue.
Stereolab went on an indeterminate hiatus on 2nd April 2009: "We feel that our work is done for the moment and there won't be any new Stereolab product for a while."
In 2019 the band is back on a live tour alongside with discography reissues.
September 2013, Wand was quietly dismembered and ritually eaten in the hills near Dodger Stadium. Wand reborn as "Wand"— an obese organ falsely organized as 4 overjoyous nerds. Four flesh balloons betting on a few aging amplifiers. I hear they listen to Here Come the Warm Jets on loop all day and plot mail fraud. I hear they stole Dale Crover's car and sacrificed it to the weather near the Los Angeles County Line. Some few things, at least, are certain: Wand hears ghosts. Wand prefers serpents. The Sun is the mother of every fiction. All phenomena will be consumed in alphabetical order, but desire will recirculate ad infinitum. If all else fails, Wand will just devour more hands.