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Sleater-Kinney Announce New St. Vincent-Produced Album, Share New Song “The Future Is Here”

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

Jun 14, 2019 Photography by Charlie Engman
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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. Check out "The Future Is Here" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates.

The Center Won't Hold is the band's tenth album and their first for Mom + Pop (previously they were on Sub Pop). It includes "Hurry On Home," a new song they shared last month via a Miranda July-directed lyric video for the track (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Check it out below again.

Sleater-Kinney consists of Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals), Corin Tucker (guitar/vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums). They released a well-received comeback album, No Cities to Love, in 2015 via Sub Pop.

Brownstein had this to say about the album in a press release: "We're always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person -- ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness -- in the middle of the chaos."  

Weiss had this to say: "I think for Carrie and Corin it was liberating to explore a different sound palette. Annie (St. Vincent) has a lot of experience building her own music with keyboards and synthesizers so she could be our guide to help us make sense of this new landscape and still sound like us."

Tucker adds: "The Center Won't Hold drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election. And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it's like the band is finding its way out of that space by becoming a rock band."

The Center Won't Hold Tracklist:

01 The Center Won't Hold
02 Hurry on Home
03 Reach Out
04 Can I Go On
05 Restless
06 Ruins
07 LOVE
08 Bad Dance
09 The Future Is Here
10 The Dog/The Body
11 Broken

Sleater-Kinney North American Tour Dates:

10-09 Spokane, WA - Fox Theater
10-11 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Boise
10-12 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
10-13 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10-15 Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theatre
10-16 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
10-18 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
10-19 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
10-20 Louisville, KY - Old Forester's Paristown Hall
10-21 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10-23 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
10-25 Washington, DC - The Anthem
10-26 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
10-27 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
10-29 Boston, MA - House of Blues
10-30 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
10-31 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
11-01 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11-03 Toronto, Ontario - Rebel Complex
11-04 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
11-05 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
11-07 Houston, TX - House of Blues
11-08 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11-09 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
11-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
11-12 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
11-13 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory OC
11-14 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
11-16 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
11-17 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
11-19 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-20 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
11-23 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
11-24 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

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