Sleater-Kinney is back. After last week’s reveal of a new song packaged with their new seven-album box set, pressed on a seven-inch with the date “1/20/15,” the iconic indie rock trio has announced that they are, indeed, releasing a new album. In a blog post titled “It’s Official: Sub Pop Can Release a Secret,” Sub Pop Records announced that the band will release No Cities to Love on Jan. 20. Their first album in nearly 10 years, following 2005’s The Woods, the album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studios in Portland and Electrokitty in Seattle. And the band once again worked with producer John Goodmanson, who produced four albums in the Sleater-Kinney catalog.
So yeah, sounds like both Sub Pop and Sleater-Kinney is pretty good at keeping a secret! In a press release, guitarist Carrie Brownstein says of the album, “We sound possessed on these songs, willing it all – the entire weight of the band and what it means to us – back into existence.” Dang. You can hear the first single from the album, “Bury Your Friends,” below along with tour dates. And if you don’t see your city (suspicious absence of West Coast dates other than Spokane), don’t fret. Brownstein says on Twitter that there are more to be announced.
Commence freaking out. (!)
Sleater-Kinney tour dates:
2/8 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
2/9 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
2/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
2/12 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
2/13 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
2/14 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
2/15 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
2/17 Chicago, IL – Riviera
2/22 Boston, MA – House of Blues
2-24 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
2/26 New York, NY – Terminal 5
2/28 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/18 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
3/19 Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Paradiso
3/20 Paris, France – Cigale
3/21 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
3/23 London, UK – Roundhouse
3/24 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
3/25 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
3/26 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Read our recent Celebrate the Catalog feature on Sleater-Kinney’s discography.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.