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After releasing three records through his own label, Roberts realized he was losing money. As such, he stopped recording and touring and instead worked as a songwriting teacher in New York City, while participating in yoga, chanting, and meditation the latter influencing Roberts's side-project Satsang Circus.
Despite the hiatus, in Brad Roberts began to record the album that would become Oooh La La with producer and friend Stewart Lerman, using the optigan and omnichord. In October, Sony BMG released The Best of Crash Test Dummies , featuring twelve tracks selected from the band's entire catalog, including most of their singles and several album tracks.
In addition a new online store was opened allowing users to purchase downloads from all of the band's post-BMG releases, including Cape Breton Lobster Bash series , a collection of songs written about Brad Roberts's experiences at Cape Breton and an annual tradition known as the "Lobster Bash". Work continued in on songs for an album which was tentatively titled Toys.
Oooh La La was released on May 11, The album's release was accompanied by the band touring in an "Acoustic Trio" format consisting of Roberts and Ellen Reid, accompanied by either Stuart Cameron or Murray Pulver on guitar. Benjamin Darvill was not present for the reunion, despite having played a solo show in town a few days earlier. In , the band continued to tour in support of Oooh La La. On April 19, , the band released Demo-litions: Cast-off Recordings —97 featuring previously unreleased demos of songs written during the recording of Give Yourself a Hand.
In June , Brad Roberts wrote a blog post saying that there is an incomplete new album lying around, but that producer Stewart Lerman is currently too busy with other projects to work on it.
Following the completion of touring for Oooh La La , the band went on an indefinite hiatus, as Ellen Reid decided to retire from performing and Brad Roberts began to develop back problems.
However, the hiatus was ended when Brad Roberts decided to go on a solo tour in In the spring of , Brad Roberts announced his first tour of Canada in five years. In an interview about the tour, Roberts provided an update about the other members of the band, who he still keeps in touch with: Dan Roberts now has a family in Winnipeg, Mitch Dorge devotes most of his time now to motivational speaking at schools, Ellen Reid is married and spends her time creating elaborate Facebook pages with all her own illustrations, and Benjamin Darvill has found success for himself as Son of Dave.
Roberts confirmed that he is the last remaining active member of Crash Test Dummies, with it just being him and guitarist Stuart Cameron going on tour. In the summer of , the full band, except Benjamin Darvill , reunited for a show in Winnipeg and Brad Roberts went on a tour of South Africa in early Throughout their career, Crash Test Dummies have experimented with many different styles and genres of music.
At this time, the most notable instrumentation of the band's music included Brad Roberts' lead guitar, Ellen Reid's keyboards, and Benjamin Darvill's harmonica. Another notable element of Crash Test Dummies' music are the contrasting harmonies between Brad Roberts' deep lead vocals and Ellen Reid's backing vocals in the higher register.
Crash Test Dummies received three nominations. Crash Test Dummies won the Juno for Group of the Year and received an additional 10 nominations.
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