Sleater-Kinney, ‘No Cities to Love’ (Sub Pop) When your favorite band reunites after an extended break, there’s always a moment of trepidation. Will they be able to live up to perhaps unrealistic expectations? Or will the reunion turn out to have been done for the sole purpose of coasting on previous laurels? Fans of Sleater-Kinney can breathe…More
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The juggernaut that is the reunited Sleater-Kinney keeps rolling along … the band will perform songs off their album, “No Cities to Love” (Sub Pop), on “Late Night with David Letterman” on Thursday, Jan. 15, and on the day of the album’s release, (Tuesday, Jan. 20) on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Early press on…More
UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney has added a third show, Thursday, May 7, at the Showbox.
Sleater-Kinney has announced that it will close out its “No Cities To Love” tour with a two-night stand at the Showbox on May 8-9, 2015. The band, which formed in Olympia in 1994 and was a key part of the riot grrrl movement, has added a total of 19 new dates to its 41-date schedule. “No Cities To Love” is Sleater-Kinney’s first album in 10 years. Band member Carrie Brownstein (center) is the co-star of the successful TV comedy “Portlandia.”
Tickets cost $30 and are available at noon on Friday, Dec. 12, via ShowboxPresents.com.More
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Sleater-Kinney is back, the critically-acclaimed band will release a secretly-recorded album via Sub Pop on Jan. 19/20, 2015. “No Cities to Love” is the band’s first release in 10 years, though it surprised fans by including a new song on “Start Together,” the band’s seven-LP box set which will be released on Oct. 21 also via Sub Pop. The new album is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/ DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website. Sleater-Kinney will be touring the U.S. and Europe in 2015, but so far no Seattle date has been announced.More
It’s the ten-second music clip that’s rocking the Internet today — at least if you’re a fan of Sleater-Kinney, who went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2006.
Now, early recipients of the Pacific Northwest act’s box set, “Start Together” (due to be released by Sub Pop next Tuesday, October 21 — though the physical box set is actually already sold out), found that the set included a surprise: a seven-inch one-sided single with a previously unreleased song by the band, believed to be called “Bury Our Friends.” A ten-second clip of the song has been posted on Stereogum.More
Sleater-Kinney, the acclaimed Pacific Northwest indie trio hailed as the “Best Band in America” by “Time” magazine in 2001, left many fans disappointed when they went on what was called “indefinite hiatus” in 2006. There’s been no word of any reunion as yet. But today it was announced that a box set of the group’s recordings, “Start Together” is on its way.
All seven of Sleater-Kinney’s albums — “Sleater-Kinney,” “Call the Doctor,” “Dig Me Out,” “The Hot Rock,” “All Hands On the Bad One,” “One Beat,” and “The Woods — have been remastered for the set, which will be released on October 21 by Sub Pop. Along with standard vinyl and CD versions, there’s also a nifty limited edition box (in a run of only 3000) featuring the albums on colored vinyl, an accompanying book with previously unreleased photos, and a limited edition print. Digital editions of the albums went on sale today, September 2, at iTunes, Amazon, and Sub Pop’s Mega Mart.
Fans will be disappointed that the set contains no bonus material. But the remastering does provide a new listening experience. “For such ferocious music, it was actually a very delicate process,” Greg Calbi, who remastered the albums at Sterling Sound in New York City, said in a press release. “I found, in dealing with one of the earlier albums, that my signal path and compression, including my Burl B2 convertor, gave me a more resonant, deeper sound on the guitars than the originals. Because the band rarely, if ever, used bass, I felt that this added to the aggressiveness and power of the band overall. I believe this treatment added a subtle, yet important, dimension to the band, and I explored each of the other albums with the same intention.”More