Sleater-Kinney Reunites for New Album & Tour

sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-loveWhat can one say? Hallelujah!, perhaps? Even Sub Pop Records, who release the new album from reunited riot grrrl fixtures Sleater-Kinney seem appropriately giddy in the news post announcing the reunion, new album, and eventual tour. Quotes from the band themselves sound ecstatic and confident, nothing like the tepid rhetoric that accompanies some reunions that reek of publicity stunts and the seediness of actions conducted solely for financial gains. No, as fiercely principled as these ladies are, we suspect that new Sleater-Kinney’s album No Cities to Love is all about heart, soul, and punk rock. And if I’m judging a record by it’s cover, it’s a lovely one.

With a video for “Bury Our Friends,” a new single featuring Miranda July, the band has some tangible evidence to back up their enthusiasm. Choppy synths work with squealing and crunchy guitars as Carrie Brownstein belts out manifesto style lyrics in her trademark wavering yelp. The track is legit. As a devoted fan of all things Pacific Northwest and as someone working on a book about a community of musicians in Olympia that directly preceded and in many ways inspired Sleater-Kinney, I’m particularly stoked about this reunion. So is Michael Azerrad. And I can only imagine what fellow 33 1/3 author Jovana Babovic must be feeling today. I’m not sure if it will quell or incite your excitement, but here’s the new for your viewing pleasure. S-K tour dates follow the embed.

 

Sleater-Kinney 2015 tour dates:

02-08-15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory – Spokane
02-09-15 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory – Boise
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, [email protected] Union Transfer
03-18-15 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
03-19-15 Amsterdam, The 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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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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