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” on the broadcast, which proved wise. Every member’s skill set got a showcase, from Tucker’s fiery vocal harmonies to Janet Weiss’ sharp drum fills to Brownstein’s high kicks. Watch below.
Compare with this Letterman performance from ’06:
No Cities To Love is out 1/20 on Sub Pop.