BY HEATHER SMITH
The indefinite hiatus is over and Sleater-Kinney is back! The band just announced they will release a new album titled “No Cities to Love” on January 20, 2015 and will go on a 13-date tour starting in February. This will be their first new album since 2005’s “The Woods.”
“No Cities to Love” was recorded in secret at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Recordings earlier this year, with additional sessions taking place at Portland’s Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio and Seattle’s Electrokitty.
John Goodmanson, who worked on four of their previous releases, produced the new album. In a statement, guitarist Carrie Brownstein said, “We sound possessed on these songs, willing it all — the entire weight of the band and what it means to us — back into existence.”
The first single, “Bury Our Friends” is out now and showcased in a lyric video, featuring Miranda July. It lives up to all the expectations you have with Sleater-Kinney, hard guitar riffs and banging drums mixed in with powerful vocals. The song is also included in “Start Together,” a vinyl box set that spans the band’s career.
Sleater-Kinney went on hiatus in 2005, but the band members have kept busy. Carrie Brownstein has played and recorded as part of the band Wild Flag, but has also been very active acting. She writes and performs with Fred Armisen in IFC’s “Portlandia” and has a part in Amazon’s new series “Transparent.”
Drummer Janet Weiss has been playing with Wild Flag and has collaborated with The Shins as well as fellow alt-rock drummers Matt Cameron and Zach Hill for “Drumgasm.”
Corin Tucker has recorded two albums with The Corin Tucker Band, one in 2010 and a second in 2012. The band reunited to cover “Rockin’ In The Free World” with Pearl Jam in 2013, which fueled speculation of a new Sleater-Kinney project.
Sleater-Kinney has been deemed one of the most influential bands of the riot grrrl movement and I for one, could not be happier to see their return. Welcome back!
For more information about Sleater-Kinney, visit their website.
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Music can help through bad times. This playlist has a lot of sad songs, with a few angry songs in the middle. Going through a breakup is never fun.
If you’re going through something similar, I hope this playlist helps you. Be sad, then find your mad, then move on.
Allison Weiss- I Had To Do It
Ani DiFranco- Untouchable Face
Sarah Blackwood, Jenni Pleau, and Emily Bones- Wrecking Ball
Allison Weiss- How To Be Alone
Gossip- Yr Mangled Heart
Melissa Ferrick- Some Kinda Nerve
Sleater-Kinney- One More Hour
Tegan and Sara- Call It Off
Sinead O’Connor- The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance
Allison Weiss- Nothing Left
Tegan and Sara- Nineteen
Christina Perri- Jar of Hearts
Allison Weiss- I’ll Be Okay
A Fine Frenzy- Almost Lover
Allison Weiss- Making It Up
ZZ Ward- Last Love Song
Jenny Owen Youngs- Fuck Was I
Melissa Etheridge- I’m The Only One
Robyn- Dancing on My Own