Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney got a new beginning a few years ago. In 2006, the trio — guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss — announced a hiatus, after half a dozen albums that had made it one of the most respected and beloved rock bands around.

What It Means To Listen To Sleater-Kinney Now

Aug 14, 2019

Consistency and longevity are the two parents of expectation, which can hang immovably over the corners of fandom. In music, when a band is very good for a very long time, it becomes impossible to imagine it being anything else. It must be said that Sleater-Kinney has been so good for so long, it is unfair.

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of August 6, 2019. This week's playlist includes a song by Iggy Pop, a cover of Fleetwood Mac by The Highwomen, a single off of Ezra Furman's forthcoming album, and so much more.

In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday, drummer Janet Weiss announced that she is leaving Sleater-Kinney.

"After intense deliberation and heavy sadness, I have decided to leave Sleater-Kinney," she writes. "The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on."

It's been a crazy-packed week of surprise singles, with new tracks dropping from Charli XCX, Mac Miller's first posthumous verse (with Anderson .Paak's Free Nationals) and country singer Sturgill Simpson's "The Dead Don't Die," a song he wrote

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of June 11th, 2019. This playlist includes a new single off of Pixies' upcoming album, a song by Fast Romantics to kickoff their Canadian tour, a song from Sleater-Kinney and many more.

NPR Music's Top 20 Songs From May

Jun 3, 2019

Look, Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated is full of bops and we chose "Too Much." Ask us tomorrow and we'll pick another song. May surprised us with a Jarvis Cocker reinvention, Sleater-Kinney's blistering return and the discovery of Baby Rose's remarkable voice.

Sleater-Kinney has confirmed it's releasing a new album sometime this year, produced by St. Vincent. Guitarist Carrie Brownstein tells NPR, "We always planned on getting back in the studio — it was just a matter of when. If there is an overarching principle to this album, it's that the tools on which we were relying proved inadequate.

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