Sleater-Kinney reunite, announce new album, and announce their intent to smooch numerous cities on the face

Sleater-Kinney reunite, announce new album, and announce their intent to smooch numerous cities on the face

Five years is a pretty long time frame to give when alluding to the possibility of a reunion album, but thankfully, Sleater-Kinneacs worldwide have been somewhat held over by “free-spirited” bookstore owners threatening to burn things to the ground, lead singer Corin Tucker serenading us with presumably a band full of Corin Tuckers, and Janet Weiss being the coolest vagabond around, drumming things for various bands since Sleater-Kinney officially (temporarily) broke up back in June 2006. Carrie Brownstein made the semi-promise of five years back in 2010, and following a curious single addition to the band’s recently announced box-set, it’s now totally official: Sleater-Kinney will release No Cities to Love on January 20 in the US and January 19 internationally, courtesy of Sub Pop.

Fans not exactly anxious to relive the deliberate (and some would say, enjoyable) aural damage caused by their last album The Woods will be happy to know that John Goodmanson (producer of Dig Me Out, among other, earlier S-K albums) returned for this newest one. Likewise, Brownstein tells NPR about the willed and painstaking process of the album’s creation: “In the end we were all more scrutinizing with our own parts than we ever have been. I think we didn’t want to take any second of the song for granted, everything had to have an intention and earn its place.”

A reunion without a reunion tour? Silly you for thinking that. Dates after the new track:

No Cities to Love tracklisting:

01. Price Tag
02. Fangless
03. Surface Envy
04. No Cities To Love
05. A New Wave
06. No Anthems
07. Gimme Love
08. Bury Our Friends
09. Hey Darling
10. Fade


02.08.15 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
02.09.15 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
02.10.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
02.12.15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
02.13.15 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
02.14.15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
02.15.15 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
02.17.15 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
02.22.15 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
02.24.15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02.26.15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
02.28.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
03.01.15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
03.18.15 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
03.19.15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
03.20.15 - Paris, France - Cigale
03.21.15 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
03.23.15 - London, UK - Roundhouse
03.24.15 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
03.25.15 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
03.26.15 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

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