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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
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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. Check out the song below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Brownstein had this to say about "Can I Go On" in a press release: "In this song, a woman's desire is used against her, so she turns it into a sinister infectiousness. The narrator finds herself on the brink of self-annihilation, grappling with the paradox of an internal darkness at odds with the pressure to outwardly perform modes of joy, relatability, and likability."

In a previous press release Brownstein also had this to say about recording the album: "Instead of just going into the studio to document what we'd done, we were going in to explore and to find the essence of something. To dig in deeper. It felt like a really crucial part of the process itself, not just the end game."

The Center Won't Hold finds the band experimenting with a slightly more polished sound, thanks to producer St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), and on a new label in Mom + Pop. Prior to the announcement of The Center Won't Hold, Sleater-Kinney shared the album's first single "Hurry On Home" via a Miranda July-directed lyric video for the track (it was one of our Songs of the Week). When the album was announced they shared its second single, "The Future Is Here," which was also one of our Songs of the Week. Then they stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Hurry On Home," in what might be Weiss' last public performance with the band. Then they shared the album's title track, "The Center Won't Hold," which was also one of our Songs of the Week.

Sleater-Kinney North American Tour Dates:

09-15 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
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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