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Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave” Video (Feat. Bob’s Burgers)

Over the past few years, a few big indie types have guested on the Fox cartoon sitcom Bob’s Burgers or covered the show’s songs. But now, for the first time, Bob’s Burgers has put in a guest appearance in a big indie band’s video. Or, rather, the video functions as a sort of Bob’s BurgersMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015 - 11:56 am

Sleater-Kinney Played Their First Show In 9 Years Last Night

While most of the world was struggling through an uneventful and inoffensive Grammys ceremony, a lucky few got to witness Sleater-Kinney take the stage for the first time in nine years last night to perform a full headlining show. The band went back to its roots, opening up its No Cities To Love tour at… More »

By: Stereogum / February 9, 2015 - 9:20 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney Explain Riot Grrrl In 20 Seconds

Sleater-Kinney may have started out as part of the early ’90s riot grrrl movement, but they far eclipsed any of the success the other bands involved with it had. When they sat down with PBS NewsHour for a recent interview, they were tasked with explaining the whole movement in 20 seconds. Corin Tucker takes it… More »

By: James Rettig / January 22, 2015 - 7:48 pm

Watch The Women Of Broad City Interview Sleater-Kinney

Comedy Central’s Broad City is, quite easily, the funniest thing on TV right now, and if you aren’t watching it, you really should be. Sleater-Kinney, meanwhile, are the greatest band in the universe. Broad City creators and cast members Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have said that they wouldn’t be who they are without Sleater-Kinney. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015 - 11:39 am

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