This post is probably a couple days late, but if you haven't checked out Portishead before - do it. If you would like to get to know them a little bit go here to hear and interview with them on NPR. The NPR intro:

All Things Considered, April 26, 2008 - Beth Gibbons and Geoff Barrow formed the seminal trip-hop band Portishead in 1991, merging torch-song tenderness with James Bond-theme grandeur and hip-hop production. After two wildly influential CDs — Dummy and Portishead — they took a break from recording that lasted far longer than fans expected.

On April 29, Portishead will release its first album in more than 10 years. It's simply titled, Third.

When host Andrea Seabrook asked band members Geoff Barrow and drummer Adrian Utley why Portishead called it quits after making such innovative music in the '90s, the answer was simple: The band had burned out. (Read the whole thing and listen)