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Watch Sleater-Kinney Blaze Through “Surface Envy” On Conan

Sleater-Kinney haven’t yet started their first tour since getting back together, but they’ve already played two late-night talk shows. Last night, Carrie Brownstein led them through “A New Wave” on Letterman. And last night, the band blasted through “Surface Envy,” an early track from the triumphant new album No Cities To Love, on Conan. Thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015 - 7:20 am

Sleater-Kinney – “Heavy When I Need It” & “The Fog And Filthy Air”

UPDATE: There’s also a second No Cities To Love vinyl bonus track, “The Fog And Filthy Air.” A vinyl rip of that one is streaming below, too.

The reactivated Sleater-Kinney’s amazing comeback album No Cities To Love is out today, and today is also the day we learn that the album’s vinyl editio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s High-Kicking Letterman Reunion

Sleater-Kinney returned to David Letterman’s Late Show last night for their first public performance since reuniting, and hoo boy was it good. In his review of No Cities To Love, Tom mentioned that Corin Tucker handles almost all the lead vocals on the album, but they opted to perform the Carrie Brownstein-sung “A New Wave”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015 - 7:58 am

Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven’t made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won’t! Why do Sleater-Kinney need to make a music video? They have, however, put together a clip of a whole bunch of famous people singing along with the album’s badass title track. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love

Before we even get into how good the new Sleater-Kinney album No Cities To Love is — and it is very good — we should take a moment for what a miracle it is that the album exists in the first place. Sleater-Kinney’s self-titled debut turns 20 this year, and they are, without question, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Sub Pop Accidentally Streamed Sleater-Kinney’s Reunion Album 3 Weeks Early

Earlier today, we named Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love our most anticipated album of 2015. Also earlier today: Sub Pop accidentally released an advance stream of the record to those who pre-ordered it. They owned up to the mistake in an email: “While we have every intention of giving you early access to that stream,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because Thanksgiving cut off last week at about the halfway point, we didn’t do a 5 Best Songs. So for this week’s column, we considered for eligibility anything that came out last week, too. So you could call this column “The 5 Best Songs Of The Past 2 Weeks” if you wanted to do so. More »

By: Stereogum / December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney Play A Game Called “All Hands On The Bad One” On The Chris Gethard Show

Sleater-Kinney made their first TV appearance since reuniting last night on The Chris Gethard Show, which broadcasts online and on Manhattan Public Access. The band sat down for an interview and played a game called “All Hands On The Bad One,” titled for their 2000 classic album and song of the same name; the winner… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Sleater-Kinney – “Surface Envy”

Back in October, Sleater-Kinney dropped a bomb on the universe, announcing a surprise reunion by way of releasing the amazing new song “Bury Our Friends.” The second song the trio has shared song from their forthcoming reunion album No Cities To Love is called “Surface Envy,” and you’ve already heard a clip of it if… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Preview 2 More Songs From Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love On All Songs Considered

Sleater-Kinney, one of the best bands in the history of the world, is back early next year with the new album No Cities To Love. This is good news. It’ll be their first new LP in about a decade, and up until now, the great first single “Bury Our Friends” is the only thing we’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 5:12 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week was brutal here in NYC as the city got hit with widespread panic and potentially unstoppable plague. Yes, dear readers, CMJ is back! We also had our hands full with plenty of great songs, including a few that didn’t make our 5 Best. There are two songs in particular that deserve a mention,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Watch Gerard Way Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” At CMJ

The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My Chemical Romance frontman who just launched a solo career with his Britpop-inspired album Hesitant Alien, played a CMJ show at New York’s Webster Hall last night. During his set, he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 9:58 am

Sleater-Kinney Announce No Cities To Love Reunion Album & World Tour

It’s true! It’s all true! Sleater-Kinney are back in every possible capacity, with a new album called No Cities To Love coming in January and a world tour to support it throughout February and March. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014 - 8:59 am

Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”

UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney confirmed a new album and a world tour. More »

By: James Rettig / October 19, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Preview Sleater-Kinney’s Surprise New Song Possibly From “1/20/15″ Reunion Album

People have been speculating about a Sleater-Kinney reunion forever — especially since Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss’ other band Wild Flag broke up a year ago — and Brownstein didn’t exactly shoot down the idea in her interview with Stereogum last January. Nor did the announcement of career-spanning box set Start Together quell those rumors. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Sleater-Kinney Announce Limited Edition 7xLP Box Set Start Together

Here’s some rad news for the first day back to real life after a holiday weekend: Sleater-Kinney, one of history’s most righteously ass-kicking rock bands, will release a 7xLP box set containing all seven of their studio albums remastered from the original analog tapes. Entitled Start Together, it will be limited to 3,000 copies. According… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 2, 2014 - 10:35 am

Q&A: Carrie Brownstein On Writing Her Memoir, Portlandia’s Fourth Season, And The Future Of Sleater-Kinney

Few indie rock alums have managed to enjoy a career as successful — and as wildly varied — as that of Carrie Brownstein. For those of us who came of age in the early ’90s, Brownstein was already an icon due to her role as a vocalist and unstoppable guitar shredder in Excuse 17 and… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Watch Sleater-Kinney Reunite Onstage With Pearl Jam In Portland

Pearl Jam, who brought Carrie Brownstein onstage in Dallas earlier this month, did one better last night by reuniting the Portlandia star’s former band Sleater-Kinney for the first time in seven years. Pearl Jam ended their show at Portland’s Moda Center with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” that featured hometow… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Watch Free Energy Cover Sleater-Kinney

Their album Love Sign was one of the more delirious and underrated blasts of power-pop fizz that anyone has released this year, and the great Philly rock band Free Energy are not done blowing hooks through the back of your head. This time, though, the hooks in question come from someone else. As part of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Sleater-Kinney Albums From Worst To Best

Sleater-Kinney: the name suggests a joint sociological survey, or perhaps a university residence hall. Turns out it’s the Lacey, WA street on which the band held practices. It’s a fitting name for a group that spent more than a decade interrogating the nature of being a band. Formed by two Evergreen State University students i… More »

By: Brad Shoup / February 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm