will release No Cities to Love
, their first album in ten years and most explosive to date, January 19/20
worldwide via Sub Pop Records, with North American and European tours to follow. See below for tracklist and tour dates.The trio – Corin Tucker (vocals/guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals) and Janet Weiss (drums) – recorded No Cities to Love
in secret at Tiny Telephone Recordings in San Francisco in early 2014, with additional sessions at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studios in Portland, and Electrokitty Recording in Seattle. John Goodmanson, who helmed four previous Sleater-Kinney albums, produced No Cities
“We sound possessed on these songs,” says Brownstein, “willing it all – the entire weight of the band and what it means to us – back into existence.”
Sleater-Kinney surprised fans by including the new song “Bury Our Friends” as a one-sided 7″ with the October 21 release of Start Together (also on Sub Pop), a limited-edition vinyl boxed set comprising remastered versions of their seven previous albums. The colored vinyl edition of Start Together sold out weeks before release and a second, black vinyl edition is available for pre-order now. Download “Bury Our Friends” here.
No Cities to Love
is now available for pre-order on CD / LP / DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart
, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website
. A limited, deluxe edition on white, 180-gram vinyl will also be available. The deluxe LP version features a tri-fold jacket encased in an outer slipcover, and includes two bonus tracks on a single-sided 12″ with an etching on the b-side.
Sleater-Kinney formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, and set a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact, earning the mantle of “America’s best rock band” (Greil Marcus/Time Magazine) along the way. Since the 2005 release of The Woods, which Entertainment Weekly called “a masterpiece,” Tucker has released two albums with the Corin Tucker Band, while Brownstein and Weiss released one album with Wild Flag. Brownstein also co-created and co-stars in the IFC series ‘Portlandia,’ and Weiss has recorded and toured with Quasi and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, among others.