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Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York’s finest venues. (They also played Terminal 5.) During the run, the iconic punk band, with help from one of their famous friends, revived their take on the B-52’s “Rock Lobster,” one of the… More »

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

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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…
James Rettig | December 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
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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…
Stereogum | December 5, 2014 - 5:20 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 4:55 pm
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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."
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2014 - 5:12 pm
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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!
Stereogum | October 24, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 9:58 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2014 - 8:59 am
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Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”

UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney confirmed a new album and a world tour. …
James Rettig | October 19, 2014 - 5:58 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | October 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm
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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,…
Chris DeVille | September 2, 2014 - 10:35 am
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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…
T. Cole Rachel | January 6, 2014 - 4:59 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | November 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2013 - 12:26 pm
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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…
Brad Shoup | February 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm
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Stream Corin Tucker Band Kill My Blues

Former Sleater-Kinney de facto leader Corin Tucker is one of indie rock's magical people, so a new album from her is something worthy of your…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2012 - 11:04 am
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One Beat Turns 10

A couple of weeks after I graduated college, as a sort of birthday present to myself, I drove down to Washington, D.C. to see a…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2012 - 4:58 pm
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Turntable Interview: Corin Tucker

Corin Tucker has been making music longer than some of you have been alive. Bursting out of the burgeoning music scene in Olympia, Washington in…
Melissa Locker | August 9, 2012 - 5:27 pm
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Corin Tucker Band – “Neskowin” (Stereogum Premiere)

This fall, the former Sleater-Kinney lead yowler Corin Tucker and her Corin Tucker Band return with their new album Kill My Blues. We've already heard…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2012 - 9:10 am
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Corin Tucker Band – “Groundhog Day”

Corin Tucker, the former de facto leader of Sleater-Kinney, recently announced plans to drop Kill My Blues, the second album from her Corin Tucker Band,…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2012 - 10:56 am
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