I’ll just put this out there: I’ve not had a lot of experience listening to Sleater-Kinney. Yes, they’re quite amazing and powerful. I think I even have one of their CDs, probably All Hands On The Bad One.
|Sleater-Kinney: Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker | Photo by Brigitte Sire courtesy Shore Fire Media|
Having formed in 1994, the band has been on hiatus for the past eight years. All of the band members have been busy with solo projects, playing or forming other bands, or being in a TV show, and this reunion seemed to come out of nowhere. The press release announcing the album & re-formation of the band even mentioned that the studio sessions in early 2014 were secret.
The secret is out now, though – the band is currently on tour, and will be playing a sold-out show in Your Older Brother’s hometown of Denver this Thursday.
I have enormous respect for Sleater-Kinney, even though I’m not a constant listener. Listening to this record will be, for me, like it was listening to Jack White’s Lazaretto – picking up the new without a huge history of the old.
So, sisters and brothers – what do we think of No Cities to Love?
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