Luscious Jackson Hangs It Up

On Friday afternoon, New York groove rockers Luscious Jackson announced that they had decided to split up, confirming rumors that had been floating on the Internet.

"We want to let our fans know that we are still good friends," vocalist Jill Cunniff said in a statement announcing the split. "We all want to diversify what we do individually, and the band just came to its natural conclusion. It's been a great eight years, and we hope to work together again in the future."

"We want to thank our fans for their amazing support over the years as well as the people who supported and worked for us and with us personally and professionally all this time," drummer Kate Schellenbach added.

The band promises to address the move further on its Web site (lusciousjackson.com).

Cunniff, Schellenbach, and vocalist/guitarist Gabby Glaser will now focus on writing and producing, working with other acts, and kicking

music for soundtracks. Luscious Jackson's final bits of new music will come with the soundtracks for "Titan A.E." and "Felicity."

Keyboardist Vivian Trimble had left the group in April of 1998 as the band was beginning to record what would be its last album, "Electric Honey."

The band found its greatest mainstream success with its single "Naked Eye" from the 1996 album "Fever In Fever Out." That album proved to be the group's best-selling effort, selling more than 500,000 copies according to SoundScan. Despite spawning a radio hit in the form of "Lady Fingers," the group's "Electric Honey" sold only 127,000 copies, less than both "FeverŠ" and 1994's "Natural Ingredients."