Elastica Calls It A Career

U.K. rock act Elastica has broken up, according to an expected announcement to the media by the group's frontwoman, Justine Frischmann. Plagued with long periods of inactivity, the group is best known

U.K. rock act Elastica has broken up, according to an expected announcement to the media by the group's frontwoman, Justine Frischmann. Plagued with long periods of inactivity, the group is best known for its enormously popular, eponymous 1995 album and the top-10 modern rock radio hits "Connection" and "Stutter."

After a five-year absence, Elastica resurfaced last year with a retooled lineup and new album, "The Menace," which was released by the now-defunct Deceptive label internationally and by Atlantic in North America. The set generated little fanfare, selling just 31,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, compared to 426,000 for the debut album. Sessions for a third album earlier this year proved less than fruitful.

The group's final releases will be a single with an as-yet-undetermined label and release date, as well as an album of sessions recorded for BBC's Radio 1. That 21-track set is due Oct. 29 through Strange Fruit in the U.K.

Frischmann does intend to carry on as a solo artist, and has already collaborated with British Meat Scene on a track, "Too Old to Die Young," for the soundtrack of an upcoming British movie "Mike Bassett: England Manager."