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12 Best Songs of the Week: Big Thief, Jenny Hval, Julien Chang, Shura, and More

Plus Michael Kiwanuka, Ride, Chelsea Wolfe, Death Cab for Cutie, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 16, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was a super strong week for new songs. There was lots of debate about how many tracks we should include this week and what would make the list. Hence we ended up with a Top 12, instead of our usual Top 10. There are also a whole lot of honorable mentions. More

Album of the Week: Sleater-Kinney

Plus Stream New Albums from Ride, Friendly Fires, Shura, Amason, Blanck Mass, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and More

Aug 16, 2019

Sleater-Kinney have released a new album, The Center Won't Hold, today via Mom + Pop and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today: Amason, Blanck Mass, Friendly Fires, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Hold Steady, Oso Oso, Ride, and Shura. More

Sleater-Kinney – Stream the New Album and Read Our Review of It

The Center Won’t Hold Out Now via Mom + Pop; Watch the Lyric Video for "LOVE"

Aug 16, 2019

Sleater-Kinney have released a new album, The Center Won't Hold, today via Mom + Pop. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. Yesterday we posted our review of the album. Plus today they shared a lyric video for the album's "LOVE." More

Sleater-Kinney Share Video of Them Performing New Song “Broken” Live

The Center Won’t Hold Due Out Friday via Mom + Pop

Aug 14, 2019

Sleater-Kinney are releasing a new album, The Center Won't Hold, this Friday via Mom + Pop. Now they have shared a video for them performing the album's closing track "Broken" live, with just Carrie Brownstein on keyboards and Corin Tucker standing next to her singing. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, HAIM, Elbow, Sleater-Kinney, and More

Plus Blanck Mass, Cross Record, Girl Ray, Bodywash, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 02, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. As soon as this week's #1 song was shared on Tuesday morning we knew it would be the song to beat this week and it easily held off all challengers. Although, there were strong showings at #2 and #3 too. More

Sleater-Kinney Share Lyric Video for New Song “Can I Go On”

The Center Won't Hold Due Out August 16 via Mom + Pop

Jul 31, 2019

Sleater-Kinney are releasing a new album, The Center Won't Hold, on August 16 via Mom + Pop. Now they have shared another song from it, "Can I Go On," via a lyric video. It comes accompanied by the band's first new press photo as a duo (Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker) in the wake of drummer Janet Weiss unexpectedly announcing at the start of the month that she was leaving Sleater-Kinney only a month and a half before their new album is to be released.  More

Jul 29, 2019

At the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend none other than the legendary Kermit the Frog took the stage to perform his classic "Rainbow Connection" in honor of The Muppet Movie turning 40. He was joined by Jim James of My Morning Jacket on vocals and former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss on drums. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Whitney, Charli XCX, Twin Peaks, Little Scream, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Luke Temple, Wilco, Squid, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of solid tracks to choose from this week, making it extra hard to narrow the list down. Hence there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions. But we had some self-control and kept the main list to a Top 10. More

Sleater-Kinney Share New Song, Album Title Track “The Center Won’t Hold”

The Center Won’t Hold Due Out August 16 via Mom + Pop

Jul 17, 2019

Sleater-Kinney are releasing a new album, The Center Won't Hold, on August 16 via Mom + Pop. Now they have shared its title track, "The Center Won't Hold." It's the first new track shared from the album since drummer Janet Weiss unexpectedly announced at the start of the month that she was leaving Sleater-Kinney. More

Jul 08, 2019

SOAK (Northern Ireland singer/songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson) released a new album, Grim Town, in April via Rough Trade. Now she has shared a cover of Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl," recorded for Amazon Music as an Amazon Original. More

Janet Weiss Leaves Sleater-Kinney; Band Issues Statement

“The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on.”

Jul 01, 2019

Janet Weiss has announced that she is leaving Sleater-Kinney only a month and a half before their new album is released (The Center Won't Hold, due out August 16 via Mom + Pop). Weiss, the band's longtime drummer, said in a Twitter post that "the band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on." Sleater-Kinney has responded with an Instagram post. More

Jun 20, 2019

Sleater-Kinney are releasing a new album, The Center Won't Hold, on August 16 via Mom + Pop. Last night the trio stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the album's first single "Hurry On Home." It was a fierce performance, aided by cool shadow puppet-like images. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Marika Hackman, Shura, Sleater-Kinney, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus Bruce Springsteen, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Purple Mountains, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We couldn't quite limit it to a Top 10 this week, there were enough strong new tracks to stretch it to a Top 11. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant a lot of strong new singles to choose from. More

Jun 14, 2019

Sleater-Kinney have announced a new album, The Center Won't Hold, and shared a lyric video for a new song from it, "The Future Is Here." St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) produced The Center Won't Hold, which is due out August 16 via Mom + Pop. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Metronomy, Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan Stevens, Lower Dens, and More

Plus Electric Youth, Hot Chip, Penelope Isles, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 31, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. After two weeks where we couldn't even muster a Top 10, this week was an embarrassment of aural riches. We almost went for a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, but restrained ourselves. More

Sleater-Kinney Share Lyric Video for New St. Vincent-Produced Song “Hurry On Home”

Miranda July Directed the Lyric Video; Tour Dates Announced

May 29, 2019

Sleater-Kinney have shared a brand new song, "Hurry On Home," via a lyric video for the track. St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) produced the song and Miranda July directed the video (and also appears in it). They have also announced some tour dates. More

Hopscotch 2019 Lineup – CHVRCHES, Sleater-Kinney, Jenny Lewis, James Blake, and More

Raleigh, NC Festival in September Also Features Kurt Vile, Lucy Dacus, Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Ryley Walker, Snail Mail, and Others

May 21, 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina's Hopscotch Music Festival has announced its initial 2019 lineup. Headliners include CHVRCHES, Sleater-Kinney, Jenny Lewis, Little Brother, and James Blake. More

Filthy Friends (Feat. Sleater-Kinney + R.E.M. Members) Announce New Album, Share New Song

Emerald Valley Due Out May 3 via Kill Rock Stars; Listen to “Last Chance County”

Feb 11, 2019

Filthy Friends is a supergroup that features Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, along with Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Linda Pitmon. They have announced a new album, Emerald Valley, and shared its first single, "Last Chance County." More

Aug 01, 2017

Filthy Friends is a new supergroup that features Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, along with Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Bill Rieflin. They are releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25 via Kill Rock Stars.  More

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Announce Collaborative Album and Tour

Fall Tour to Feature an "All-Star Band" with Members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint

Jun 07, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile are teaming up for a new collaborative album, which will be supported by a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

May 18, 2017

Deadline reports that singer/actress/comedian Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-KinneyPortlandia) is set to make her feature film directorial debut with a film entitled Fairy Godmother, for MGM. Brownstein has already directed episodes of PortlandiaCasual, and Idiotsitter, as well as the short film for KENZO, The Realest RealMore

Björk, CHVRCHES, Feist, Etc. Part of Planned Parenthood 7-Inches; Watch Video Feat. St. Vincent

Video Also Features Zach Galifianakis and John Legend; Project Also Features Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Apr 10, 2017

7-Inches for Planned Parenthood is a new 7-inch box set with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood.  More

Jan 20, 2017

Battle Hymns is a new protest compilation released today timed to President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi put it together.  More

Jan 03, 2017

Sleater-Kinney released a well-received comeback album, No Cities to Love, in 2015 via Sub Pop. Now the band are releasing their first ever live album. Live in Paris was recorded at La Cigale in the City of Lights on March 20, 2015. It's due out January 27 via Sub Pop.  More

Sep 13, 2016

Former Sonic Youth icon Kim Gordon has shared a brand new solo song entitled "Murdered Out." Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira) produced the song, which features Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint on drums. Listen below. Gordon shared a statement about the song, which is also below. More

Watch: Courtney Barnett Shares “Elevator Operator” Video Featuring Jeff Tweedy and Sleater-Kinney

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Out Now via Mom + Pop

Jul 06, 2016

Last year Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett released her debut full-length album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, via Mom + Pop and landed at #6 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list. Now she has shared a video for "Elevator Operator," which fittingly features Barnett as an elevator operator and features some cool cameos.  More

Dec 15, 2015

Sleater-Kinney stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform "Bury Our Friends." The song can be found on the reformed band's well-received comeback album, No Cities to Love, which came out back in January via Sub Pop. The band have been playing a series of shows in New York this week. More

Jul 22, 2015

Last weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Pitchfork Festival. Check out Annie Lesser’s shots from day two, featuring Jimmy WhispersProtomartyrBullyFuture BrownMr. Twin SisterAriel PinkShamirASAP FergThe New PornographersFuture Islands, and Sleater-Kinney More

Jul 14, 2015

Rookie Mag's "Ask a Grown Woman" series takes life questions from their teen girl readers and gets advice from adult women. More

Sleater-Kinney Announce Fall Tour Dates

Includes Five Nights in New York

Jun 16, 2015

Sleater-Kinney have announced some new fall tour dates as they continue to support their critically acclaimed reunion album, No Cities to Love, released back in January on Sub Pop. Most of the dates are in December and include a five-night stint in New York where each successive night the venue size will get smaller.  More

Mar 10, 2015

Following in the footsteps of St. VincentHAIM, and many other poor souls, Sleater-Kinney recently became the latest victims of the world's worst music publicist Janessa Slater, Saturday Night Live castmember Vanessa Bayer's recurring web series character for Above Average. More

Feb 27, 2015

Last night reunited riot grrrls Sleater-Kinney were welcomed as the musical guest on Seth Meyers' Late Night. More

Feb 19, 2015

The ladies of Sleater-Kinney seem to be everywhere these days. More

Feb 18, 2015

Last night Sleater-Kinney performed at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.  More

Watch: Sleater-Kinney on “Conan”

No Cities is Out Now on Sub Pop

Jan 21, 2015

Last night Sleater-Kinney took a victory lap on Conan. More

Jan 16, 2015

Yesterday after delivering a celebrity-assisted music video for their new album's title track, "No Cities to Love," a reunited Sleater-Kinney decided to finish out their day by appearing as the musical guest on Dave Letterman's Late Show. More

Jan 15, 2015

Sleater-Kinney do it all with a little help from their friends.  More

Jan 12, 2015

Next week riot grrrl veterans Sleater-Kinney will release No Cities to Love, the trio's first album in 10 years. More

Sleater-Kinney Add Tour Dates

No Cities to Love Out Jan. 20

Dec 09, 2014

Acknowledging the heavy demand of their fans since announcing No Cities to Love—their first album in ten years—Sleater-Kinney have announced 19 additional shows to their already extensive 2015 tour.  More

Listen: Sleater-Kinney - “Surface Envy”

No Cities to Love Out Jan. 20

Dec 02, 2014

Next month Sleater-Kinney will release No Cities to Love, the band's first album in 10 years. In anticipation of the reunion record, the band has shared a brand new track, "Surface Envy." More

Listen: Sleater-Kinney Preview Three New Songs

Featured in New NPR Interview

Nov 21, 2014

On Jan. 20 Sleater-Kinney will release No Cities to Love, the riot grrrl trio's first album in 10 years. More

Oct 20, 2014

Fueling speculation with the release of their upcoming box set and their newly revealed song "Bury Our Friends," Sleater-Kinney have announced No Cities To Love, their first album since 2005's The Woods. More

Oct 20, 2014

Tomorrow Sub Pop will release Start Together, a limited edition deluxe vinyl box set comprised of remastered editions of Sleater-Kinney's seven studio albums. More

Sep 26, 2014

Next month on Oct. 21 Sub Pop is released Start Together, a limited edition deluxe vinyl box set making up remastered editions of Sleater-Kinney's seven studio albums.  More

Sep 02, 2014

On Oct. 21 Sub Pop will release Start Together, a limited edition deluxe vinyl box set comprised of remastered editions of Sleater-Kinney's seven studio albums. More

Dec 02, 2013

Over the weekend riot grrrl veterans Sleater-Kinney reunited live onstage. More

Listen: Corin Tucker Band - “Neskowin”

New Track From Kill My Blues

Jul 31, 2012

Following up last month's giveaway track "Groundhog Day," former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Corin Tucker and her band have up and shared yet another cut from the group's forthcoming new album Kill My Blues. More

Jun 27, 2012

Former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Corin Tucker will soon release Kill My Blues, the sophomore follow-up to her solo debut 1,000 Years. More

Corin Tucker Band Announce New LP

Kill My Blues Out Sept. 18

Jun 18, 2012

Former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Corin Tucker has announced her return with a new album scheduled for release on Sept. 18. More

Watch: Wild Flag Album Trailer Video

Self-Titled Debut Due September 13 Via Merge

Aug 01, 2011

Supergroup Wild Flag have released an album trailer for their self-titled debut, which is due out September 13 via Merge. More

Premiere: Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two Full Album Stream

Rare and Unreleased Songs from Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, James Mercer, Modest Mouse, Wilco, and much more

Jul 19, 2011

Last week Under the Radar premiered an unreleased Ryan Adams song, "Shine Through the Dark," and now we're pleased to premiere a full stream of the album it's taken from —the 64-track charity compilation Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two, which is out today via Greyday Records. The album features rare and unreleased tracks from the likes of Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes (featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel), The Shins' James Mercer, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Daniel Johnston, The Helio Sequence, Blue Giant (featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, and Viva Voce), and much more. More

Wild Flag Announces Debut Album

Out September 13 via Merge Records

Jun 17, 2011

Super-group Wild Flag have announced that their self-titled debut album will be released September 13 via Merge Records. More

Wild Flag Debut Live Videos

The supergroup plays covers, previews original material.

Nov 16, 2010

Led by today's most musically inclined femme fatales—Sleater Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss, Minders' Rebecca Cole and Helium vocalist-guitarist Mary Timony—Wild Flag have been working hard on their debut LP, which is due out some time next year. More

The Corin Tucker Band Set to Release Debut LP

Sleater-Kinney Frontwoman's New Project Features Members of Unwound and Golden Bear

Jul 12, 2010

After a protracted break from music since Sleater-Kinney's indefinite hiatus announced in 2006, Corin Tucker has at last revealed the details of her highly anticipated new album under the moniker The Corin Tucker Band. We have the details. More



Reviews

The Center Won’t Hold

The Center Won’t Hold

Mom + Pop

Aug 15, 2019

When the news broke in January that Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, would be producing the new album from the now-legendary feminist punk-rock trio Sleater-Kinney, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.  More

No Cities to Love

No Cities to Love

Sub Pop

Jan 22, 2015

In the chorus of "A New Wave," halfway through Sleater-Kinney's new comeback album, No Cities to Love, Carrie Brownstein sings "No one here is taking notice/No outline will ever hold us/It's not a new wave, it's just you and me." More