In 1994 Geffen did not promote Sloan's second album, Twice Removed, although it sold well in Canada. The band went on hiatus and there were rumours that they had broken up, but in 1996 they released the widely praised One Chord to Another on Murderecords. They continue to produce albums, including 1999's live album 4 Nights at the Palais Royale, and in 2003 released their ninth album, Action Pact. They now have a US record deal with BMG.
Chris Murphy plays bass, sometimes guitar, and sometimes drums; Patrick Pentland plays guitar; Andrew Scott plays drums and sometimes guitar; and Jay Ferguson plays guitar and sometimes bass. Everyone sings. Although Murphy originally wrote the bulk of the songs, on their recent albums each member contributes equally -- although there are no Andrew Scott songs on Action Pact, because he is very busy as a new father.