Sleater-Kinney announce their 10th album The Center Won’t Hold, share another new left-of-center single

Sleater-Kinney announce their 10th album The Center Won't Hold, share another new left-of-center single

Alleged no longer, Sleater-Kinney have formally announced their latest, 10th-est, and produced by St. Vincent-est album. The Center Won’t Hold is due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop. That’s a couple of months in the future, but get this, the future is also here! Huhwhaaa!?!?

(Sorry, it’s Monday. And we used up all of our best material in the last Sleater-Kinney post.)

Point IS: Sleater-Kinney have unveiled another new song from The Center Won’t Hold, called “The Future Is Here.” Much like the previously released “Hurry On Home,” this newest of the new from the beloved band showcases — though in a more understated way — an enticing twist on their well-honed, time-tested sound…

Yeah, so we used all our best discerning music journalist observations on the previous post too? Please accept this informative block of press release text!

Brownstein explains, “We’re always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person — ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness — in the middle of the chaos.” Weiss adds, “I think for Carrie and Corin it was liberating to explore a different sound palette. Annie (St. Vincent) has a lot of experience building her own music with keyboards and synthesizers so she could be our guide to help us make sense of this new landscape and still sound like us.” Tucker says, “The Center Won’t Hold drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election. And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it’s like the band is finding its way out of that space by becoming a rock band.”

Cool! Thanks for the assist, Sleater-Kinney!

The band have also added additional North American tour dates, as well February (and March 1) stops in Europe. Find that updated list of shows below, as well as the the lyric video for “The Future Is Here,” and the artwork and full tracklisting for The Center Won’t Hold.

The Center Won’t Hold, the new album from Sleater-Kinney, is out August 16 on Mom + Pop and can be pre-ordered here.


The Center Won’t Hold tracklisting:

01. The Center Won’t Hold
02. Hurry On Home
03. Reach Out
04. Can I Go On
05. A Restless Life
06. Ruins
07. LOVE
08. Bad Dance
09. The Future is Here
10. The Dog/The Body
11. Broken

Fall tour, but also February and March of next year, because the future is here:

09.05.19 — Raleigh, NC — Downtown Raleigh
10.09.19 — Spokane, WA — Fox Theatre
10.11.19 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory Concert House
10.12.19 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
10.13.19 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
10.15.19 — Minneapolis, MN — Palace Theatre
10.16.19 — Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theatre
10.18.19 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre
10.19.19 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre
10.20.19 — Louisville, KY — Old Ferester’s Paristown Hall
10.21.19 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
10.23.19 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
10.25.19 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
10.26.19 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
10.27.19 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
10.29.19 — Boston, MA — House Of Blues
10.30.19 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre
10.31.19 — New York, NY — Hammerstein Ballroom
11.01.19 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
11.03.19 — Toronto, ON — Rebel Complex
11.04.19 — Detroit, MI —Majestic Theatre
11.05.19 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
11.07.19 — Houston, TX — House Of Blues
11.08.19 — Dallas, TX —House Of Blues
11.09.19 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
11.11.19 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
11.12.19 — San Diego, CA — The Observatory North Park
11.13.19 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory OC
11.14.19 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium
11.16.19 — Oakland, CA — Fox Theatre
11.17.19 — Oakland, CA — Fox Theatre
11.19.19 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
11.20.19 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
11.21.19 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
11.23.19 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theatre
11.24.19 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theatre
02.18.20 — Berlin, Germany — Astra Kulturhaus
02.19.20 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso Kleine Zaal
02.21.20 — Bruxelles, Belgium — Le Botanique
02.22.20 — Frankfurt Am Main, Germany — Batschkapp
02.24.20 — Paris, France — Trianon
02.26.20 — London, UK — O2 Academy Brixton
02.27.20 — Manchester, UK — Manchester Academy
02.28.20 — Glasgow, UK — Glasgow Barrowlands
03.01.20 — Dublin, Ireland — Vicar Street

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