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NEWS : THU, JAN 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen to Sleater-Kinney’s Live Version of “What’s Mine Is Yours” From ‘Live In Paris’ (out next Friday, Jan. 27)

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[Photo Credit: Jason Williamson]

Sleater-Kinney’s Live In Paris - the group’s first ever live album - hits store shelves (and hot little hands) the world over, next Friday, January 27th. Hear a live version of The Woods standout “What’s Mine Is Yours” here right now.
 
Earlier this month, Sleater-Kinney also released a video for “Surface Envy (Live)” comprised of fan footage from shows the band has played over the years; feast your eyes upon it here.


Live In Paris features thirteen tracks from the sold-out show which was captured on March 20th, 2015 at the city’s historic La Cigale venue, during the band’s celebrated international tour in support of their acclaimed eighth album, No Cities to Love. The show’s setlist featured songs from No Cities to LoveThe WoodsOne BeatThe Hot RockDig Me Outand Call the Doctor
 
Sleater-Kinney: Live In Paris will be available 
worldwide on CD / LP / DL / CS and we encourage you (please) to preorder yours over here.

You can follow Sleater-Kinney absolutely everywhere in the known universe via Facebook | Instagram | Twitter and at www.sleater-kinney.com.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM

It’s Official… Sleater-Kinney: ‘Live In Paris’ Will Be Out January 27th. Now See/Hear Lead Track, “Surface Envy”

The day when the Riot grrrl of Sleater-Kinney ignited La Cigale

“The American feminist punk trio Sleater-Kinney…came to present their eighth album, No Cities To Love, on Friday, March 20th in a Cigale full to bursting. A cult concert.
 
For some, Friday, March 20 was synonymous with 
solar eclipse and peak pollution. For others, it was mainly the arrival of the Sleater-Kinney in Paris, their eighth album, No Cities To Love, under the arm. The kind of cult rendezvous for feminist punk followers, nostalgic Riot Grrrl and all those who shed a tear when the [band] announced their separation. It was in 2006, and Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss had decided to store their guitars for an indefinite period after shaking the feminist rock scene for twelve years. It took them nine to reform and give birth to a new album more pop than punk but still carrying a crazy energy.


 
To say that the Sleater-Kinney are ultra charismatic on stage would almost be 
an euphemism. Carrie Brownstein, who has a second career on the small screen in the satyr series Portlandia, martyred her guitar like twenty years ago, while supporting Corin Tucker…singing. Behind them, Janet Weiss, on drums, makes sure of the frenzy of the pieces. Squares of fabric hanging on the back wall float in the air, caressing a light sailing between red and blue. Sublime.
 
The 
live is in the image of their albums: abrasive. Without bass or keyboard, their songs bathe in a post-adolescent rebellion, so enjoyable that it sticks you butterflies in the belly. The kind of concert to make you want to go back in time to hang out at Olympia in 1994, preferably with their band.
 
The trio, accomplice, unrolls a setlist bordering on perfection. The concert opens with ‘Price Tag,’ an explosive bomb from their latest album. A good entry… All [songs are] played with the same animal ferocity.”
 
But these two reminders, as long as stuffed with old tubes (including the incredible Dig Me Out) will ensure the concert its label “cult”. Before concluding, Corin Tucker will call for respect for gender equality, in the purest tradition Riot Grrrl. In 1996, the Sleater-Kinney
sang I’m the Queen of rock’n’roll on the delirious ‘I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone.’ Twenty years and a reformation later, the trio proves it more than ever.”
 
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Sleater-Kinney: Live In Paris is the first recording from the famed group that documents its blistering stage performance. This thirteen track album - which features Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and touring member Katie Harkin - was captured on March 20th, 2015 at historic Paris venue, La Cigale.


The Sleater-Kinney: Live In Paris setlist culls material from No Cities to Love, The Woods, One Beat, The Hot Rock, Dig Me Out, and Call the Doctor. The album and performance was mixed by John Goodmanson at Avast and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, and will be available on CD / LP / DL / Cass worldwide on January 27th, 2017. Preorder is on right now [right here], and as you might suspect, LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the album on Coke Bottle Clear vinyl. (while supplies last!)

You can follow Sleater-Kinney absolutely everywhere in the know universe via Facebook | Instagram | Twitter and at www.sleater-kinney.com.

Live In Paris
Tracklisting

1. Price Tag *
2. Oh! ^^
3. What’s Mine Is Yours **
4. A New Wave *
5. Start Together #
6. No Cities To Love *
7. Surface Envy *
8. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone ##
9. Turn It On ^
10. Entertain **
11. Jumpers **
12. Dig Me Out ^
13. Modern Girl **

 
* from No Cities to Love
** from The Woods
from Dig Me Out
^^ from One Beat
from The Hot Rock
## from Call the Doctor


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S-K “bootleg” credits:


Carrie Brownstein: guitar and vocals
Corin Tucker: vocals and guitar
Janet Weiss: drums and vocals
Katie Harkin: keyboards and guitar

Mixed by John Goodmanson
Mastered by Greg Calbi

Cover Art Photos by Joshua Mellin, Ryan Muir, Augusta Quirk, Jason Williamson
Art direction / design Jeff Kleinsmith

Recorded live on March 20, 2015 at La Cigale in Paris, France
 
Thank yous
Dan Mapp, Sabrina Braswell, Jeremy Lemos, Tim Nichols, Dan Mancini, Scott Adamson, Abbey Simmons, Sub Pop Records, Lever and Beam, James Alderman, La Cigale, and all our amazing fans without whom this record wouldn’t be possible.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Watch Sleater-Kinney Perform “Modern Girl” Live at Pitchfork Music Festival

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[ Photo Credit: Jason Williamson ]


This past July, Sleater-Kinney delivered a blistering headlining set to a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival in support of No Cities To Love, their critically acclaimed 2015 album. One of the performances captured that night was the live highlight “Modern Girl” - from The Woods, the group’s 2005 album - and you can watch it now: youtube.com/watch?v=7Lepy_rq4T8


Earlier today, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein released her deeply affecting memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl via Riverhead Books. Read more about the book via her interview via Pitchfork today (see October 27th post).


Sleater-Kinney’s previously announced 2015 tour schedule resumes November 21st-22nd in Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival. Then from December 4th-16th, Sleater-Kinney will embark on a Midwestern-East Coast U.S. (details below).

Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love is one of the best reviewed albums of the year with “Best of 2015 (so far)” notices from the likes of Time, USA Today, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The AV Club, The Guardian, Complex, NME, Stereogum, PASTE, and SPIN. No Cities To Love is available worldwide from Sub Pop, and you can stream it here.


What are “They” saying about No Cities To Love?  Read the good words:

“America’s fiercest punk band….10 songs in 33 minutes, not a dud in the bunch, all surging in uptempo stomp-down-the-door mode. There’s more low-end thud to their sound than before. The whole album crackles with the palpable excitement of three rock lifers in a room, eager to see what happens when they plug in and let it rip.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Rolling Stone

“The trio still snap and crackle on their first set since 2005. No Cities… might sound chaotic at first, but each element—Corin Tucker’s sweet snarl, Janet Weiss’ rugged beats, Carrie Brownstein’s noisy solos—is exactly in its right place.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Entertainment Weekly

“…33 minutes of unbridled ferocity” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Time

“Hurtling, bristling, densely packed, white-knuckled songs that are all taut construction and raw nerve… The first great album of 2015” [Review] - New York Times

“…beautiful algebraic equations that solve problems that researchers never even knew existed, moving logically yet filled with left-turn riff maneuvers.” [Review] - LA Times

“The skeptic may be suspicious when I say that, after “All Hands on the Bad One” (2000), the new album, No Cities to Love, is my favorite Sleater-Kinney record, but it is: the musicians pull it off. The songwriters’ ability to create general but urgent scenarios is both more substantial and more insistent than before.” [Review]  - The New Yorker

“The hardest-hitting thing they’ve ever done.” [Review] - Vulture

“As fresh and vitals as a debut, but also as nuanced and skillful as the work of three players with a decade-long inimitable report betwixt them” [First Listen] - NPR

“Their return is not a victory lap. It is a re-declaration of all they were, all they built… We still need Sleater-Kinney” [Review] - Pitchfork

“They were always tumultuous – a storm of longing, fury, aspiration, solidarity, and indomitable emotion” [Feature] - Billboard

The finest living rock band… Extraordinary” [9/10, Review] - SPIN

“Vociferous as ever” [Feature] - Nylon

“Hitting new chords and exploring structures with glee, with that same crucial energy” [Review] - LA Times

“The best rock band on the planet… [they] genuinely dominate, breaking down walls, rules and egos with nimble poise and savage fury” [Feature] - Noisey

“A perfect fusion of musical personalities, a spiky and sparkling rock ‘n’ roll machine” [Feature] - Slate

“As fresh and surprising, as unlikely and as unsatisfied… Promising that this part of the Sleater-Kinney story is only at its start” [Real Life Rock Top 10] - Greil Marcus

“Even their punchy, brief songs carry the weight of epics… genius lyrics and hook after inescapable hook” [A-, Review] - Consequence of Sound

“Roiling and erupting, building up tension and then releasing it gloriously” [Review] - Stereogum



Tour Dates

Nov. 21 - 22 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival
Dec. 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Dec. 05 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Dec. 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
Dec. 08 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
Dec. 10 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
Dec. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Dec. 13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Dec. 14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel [SOLD OUT]

For information on tickets visit sleater-kinney.com


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 14, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Watch: Sleater-Kinney’s “Ask A Grown Woman” video via Rookie

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Need to hear some wise words from a grown up?  We sure do.  And we greatly encourage you to watch Sleater-Kinney’s installment of Rookie’s “Ask a Grown Woman” feature. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker answer a few questions from Rookie’s readers, recorded during a stop on their sold-out spring U.K. trek in support of No Cities To Love.
 
Sleater-Kinney’s previously announced 2015 tour schedule resumes Saturday, July 18th with a headlining performance at Pitchfork Music Festival, and their next festival appearance will be November 21st-22nd in Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival.
 
Then from December 4th-16th, Sleater-Kinney will embark on a Midwestern-East Coast U.S.  For the December 12th-16th dates, the group will play five special shows throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, moving from the large to intimate. Venues include Kings Theatre (Dec. 12th), Terminal 5 (Dec. 13th), Irving Plaza (Dec. 14th), Music Hall of Williamsburg (Dec. 15th), and Market Hotel (Dec. 16th).

If you’re into things that are “the best,” Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love is already coming up as one of the best reviewed albums of the year with “Best of 2015 (so far)” notices from the likes of Time, USA TodayBillboardRolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The AV Club, The Guardian, Complex, NME, Stereogum, PASTE, and SPINNo Cities To Love is available worldwide from Sub Pop.
 
What are “They” saying about it?

“America’s fiercest punk band….10 songs in 33 minutes, not a dud in the bunch, all surging in uptempo stomp-down-the-door mode. There’s more low-end thud to their sound than before. The whole album crackles with the palpable excitement of three rock lifers in a room, eager to see what happens when they plug in and let it rip.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Rolling Stone
 
“The trio still snap and crackle on their first set since 2005. No Cities… might sound chaotic at first, but each element—Corin Tucker’s sweet snarl, Janet Weiss’ rugged beats, Carrie Brownstein’s noisy solos—is exactly in its right place.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Entertainment Weekly
 
“…33 minutes of unbridled ferocity” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] -Time 
 
Tour Dates
Jul. 18 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 21 - 22 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival
Dec. 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Dec. 05 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Dec. 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
Dec. 08 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
Dec. 10 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
Dec. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Dec. 13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Dec. 14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel [SOLD OUT]

For information on tickets visit sleater-kinney.com 

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Welcome Back, Sleater-Kinney

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Even working here at Sub Pop HQ, the reality that there is actually a brand new, and possibly best yet, Sleater-Kinney record is more than just a little unbelievable. But here we are, January 20th, 2015, almost one full decade since The Woods, the masterful record that saw the band into a hibernation of sorts, and we have No Cities to Love, one half hour of perfect punk rock from one of the best rock bands in history (sure, we’re biased, but we stand by that). Welcome back, Sleater-Kinney is truly one of the most pleasurable things that this blog has typed.

Pick up No Cities to Love, the unsurprisingly universally-acclaimed new record from Sleater-Kinney here.

Stream the entire record here.


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