SLEATER-KINNEY Drops Detonating Title Track From New LP ‘THE CENTER WON’T HOLD’…

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17 July 2019

Despite the unexpected and unfortunate departure of drummer Janet Weiss life goes
on for riot grrrl legends SLEATER-KINNEY as they will unleash new album, entitled ‘THE CENTER WON’T HOLD’ on 16th August. After sharing robust lead single Hurry On Home and poppy second track The Future Is Here earlier on the band just dropped the political title track.

The song refers to “the world of catastrophe that touches on the (American) election” says guitarist/vocalist Corin Tucker in a press statement. After a rather meditative start, the
track will detonate near the end. Feel the shock here, ladies and gents…

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SLEATER-KINNEY Share Another Track From New LP – ‘THE FUTURE IS HERE’…

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14 June 2019

Riot grrrl legends SLEATER-KINNEY will release a new album, entitled THE CENTER WON’T HOLD pretty soon. More info here. Last month they already shared firm lead single Hurry On Home. And here’s another new cut. THE FUTURE IS HERE is a pretty poppy humdinger reflecting the sonic impact of producer St. Vincent. Listen here…

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SLEATER-KINNEY Back With New Vigorous Conversation Single ‘HURRY ON HOME’

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29 May 2019

Riot grrrl legends SLEATER-KINNEY announced a new album produced, surprisingly,
by the wonderful ST. VINCENT earlier this year. They just revealed the title THE CENTER WON’T HOLD – more info here – and shared the hefty lead single. ‘HURRY ON HOME’ is about a vigorous conversation as visualized word-by-word here in the lyric video…

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SLEATER-KINNEY – Fifteen Years Ago… ONE BEAT

Remembering great moments in sonic history…

Band: SLEATER-KINNEY (Olympia, Washington, US)

Album: ONE BEAT – their sixth LP

Released: 20 August 2002 – 15 years ago

Reviews: by Pitchfork and All Music

Quote: as NME‘s Victoria Segal said brilliantly: “Few bands could explore motherhood and terrorism without making you want to shoot them: Corin Tucker’s electric-shock voice and the adrenalin guitars make them essential pop topics…”

Essential lyrics: From Combat Rock. Highly relevant again: “Where is the questioning / Where is the protest song? / Since when is skepticism un-American? / The good old boys are back on top again / And if we let them lead us blindly / The past becomes the future once again”

My Three Top Tracks: Light Rail Coyote / One Beat / Combat Rock

LIGHT RAIL COYOTEstraight in your face

ONE BEAT – “a sonic push for energy“…

COMBAT ROCK America going the wrong way again

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Back again with more crushing beats…

SLEATER-KINNEY Released Powerhouse Punk Album ‘DIG ME OUT’ Twenty Years Ago…

Memorable moments in sonic history!…

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‘Dig Me Out’ by SLEATER-KINNEY
8 April 1997 – 20 years ago

Mighty powerful trio SLEATER-KINNEY reinjected female punk back in the nineties with passionate fire, ardent rage and outspoken leftist statements. Third album DIG ME OUT released 20 years ago today, 8 April 1997, was a smashing powerhouse from start to finish and definitely a key album in their exciting career. Riot grrrll fury at its very best. Hell yeah!

What the press said…

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“Dig Me Out captures the noise of a soul-filled body shaking itself awake, and that’s an experience that bridges any gender divide. In it, guys as well as girls will hear the rattle of their brains and the flash of their libidos. The catharsis Sleater-Kinney seek is more than just fun. It’s a battle in earnest for the human right to know and possess yourself. Feminism was supposed to be about that fight, too, but it’s still sputtering under the weight of its own complacency. Sleater-Kinney push us back into the fray. If they wanna be our Simone de Beauvior, Dig Me Out proves they’re up to it.”

ROLLING STONE
“When Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein proclaimed “I Wanna Be Your
Joey Ramone” on 1996’s Call the Doctor, they were laying down a dare to themselves and the Nineties indie-rock scene. The band’s next album, Dig Me Out, made good on that promise. Adding powerhouse drummer Janet Weiss, the Olympia, Washington, trio’s feminist punk hit hard — from the elated rush of “Words and Guitar” to the raw romantic torment of “One More Hour.”

One of the highlights ‘One More Hour‘ live in 1998 in a record shop in New York…

Here’s the hammer in full…

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10 Outstanding Albums Turning 20 in… 2017

Looking back in time! Memorable moments in sonic history!

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Ten magnificent longplayers released in 1997, turning twenty next year. Splendid albums that stood the test of time with remarkable ease & proud flare. Bring on the champagne!

1/ ‘The Boatman’s Call’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS                                                
Introspective songs about romance and religion. Poignant and gripping sonic paintings…
Stream on Spotify nic-kcaveReleased: 2 March 1997 – his 10th album

2/ ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ by CHEMICAL BROTHERS                                                              
The brothers worked it out on their 2nd album. Hardcore techno for 24-hour raves…
Stream on Spotify chemcialdigReleased: 7 April 1997

3/ ‘Dig Me Out’ by SLEATER-KINNEY                                                                                      
Energetic and razor-sharp Riot Grrrl with a knife between the teeth. Powerhouse!…
Stream on Spotify SleaterKinney.jpgReleased: 8 April 1997 – the trio’s third LP

4/ ‘In It For The Money’ by SUPERGRASS                                                                                
High quality and amplified guitar pop songwriting on their second, probably best, album…
Stream on Spotify  supergrassReleased: 21 April 1997

5/ ‘OK Computer’ by RADIOHEAD                                                                                              Brilliant songs wrapped into new sounds. Monumental masterpiece. Musical virtuosity.
Stream on Spotify radiocmputerReleased: 16 June 1997 – their third longplayer

6/ ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’ by SPIRITUALIZED 
Spiritual space &  gospel rock splendor. Without a doubt Jason Pierce‘s magnum opus…
Stream on Spotify spiriladiesgentsReleased: 16 June 1997 – third album

7/ ‘Vanishing Point’ by PRIMAL SCREAM          
Highly trippy & experimentally rhythmic. A groove paradise to get you in a trance…
Stream on Spotify      primalvanshinhpointReleased: 9 July 1997 – The Scream’s fifth album

8/ ‘Songs From Northern Britain’ by TEENAGE FANCLUB 
The British Byrds‘ finest collection of mesmeric & delicious harmonies filled pearls…
Stream on Spotify teenagefanclubReleased: 29 July 1997 – The Scots’ sixth LP…

9/ ‘Urban Hymns’ by THE VERVE                                  
A stream of epic soundscapes & bitter sweet symphonies. Best Ashcroft hymns ever… Stream on Spotify theverveReleased: 29 September 1997 – 3th album

10/ ‘Being There’ by WILCO                    
Jeff Tweedy explored Americana’s history ingeniously on Wilco‘s second full record…
Stream on Spotify wilcoReleased: 29 October 1997

SLEATER-KINNEY ! ‘I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone’ – Live TV Performance…

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Time flies. It’s almost a year since the Olympia (Washington) feminist saviors of American rock & roll SLEATER-KINNEY made a rousing comeback with album NO CITIES TO LOVE.

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And we can’t get enough. Yesterday they performed two songs for Texan music show Austin City Limits to be broadcast this Saturday (Jan 30th.). And we can’t wait. So get
your leather jacket and absorb I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE…

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SLEATER-KINNEY ! Best Reunion In Years…

May 22, 2015…

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Artist: Sleater-Kinney (Olympia, Washington – US)
Track: ‘Bury Our Friends’ – first track they shared from rousing comeback album ‘No Cities To Love’ (released January 20, 2015)
Why this one: because this track was a pounding thwack and a rousing forerunner for a thrilling comeback album – best reunion in years !
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