Legendary punk trio Sleater-Kinney announce reunion album, world tour

The new publicity photo taken for the band's reunion.

The new publicity photo taken for the band’s reunion.

It all began with a newly remastered vinyl reissue of the band’s mammoth discography. Fans rejoiced at the potential to reclaim the memories of their beloved seven albums of before – although something was amiss. There was nothing left out from the minds of Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums) in the box set; only there was a mysterious inclusion of a white encased 7″ single with the date “1/20/15” embossed overtop. The song resting within is titled “Bury Our Friends”, and is the first new single from the band in nine years.

Photo by Chad Parks via Twitter

Photo by Chad Parks via Twitter

As it turns out, the rumors were true. After their 2005 breakup, the punk trio gave way to news of rekindling their musical talents for a new album No Cities to Love and a worldwide tour. A deluxe edition for the No Cities to Love hard-pressing will be featured on white, 180-gram vinyl, including a 2-sided poster and a bonus white vinyl 12” with two exclusive tracks on one side and an etching on the other. The album is scheduled for a January 20, 2015 release (as indicated by the mystery 7″).

So far, the band has seen a welcome return from longtime fans, as well as those who are familiar with Brownstein’s work as Fred Armisen’s counterpart in the popular IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia.

Currently, the band is offering a free download to their single “Bury Our Friends” if you join their mailing list. Otherwise, you can always listen to the video of band’s impressive return on repeat below:

No Cities to Love tracklist:
1 – “Price Tag”
2 – “Fangless”
3 – “Surface Envy”
4 – “No Cities To Love”
5 – “A New Wave”
6 – “No Anthems”
7 – “Gimme Love”
8 – “Bury Our Friends”
9 – “Hey Darling”
10 – “Fade”

Tickets are available for their tour at Sleater-Kinney’s site. The dates are as listed:

2/08/15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory – Spokane
2/09/15 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory – Boise
2/10/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
2/12/15 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
2/13/15 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
2/14/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/15/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
2/17/15 Chicago, IL @ Riviera
2/22/15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
2/24/15 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
2/26/15 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
2/28/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/01/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
3/18/15 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
3/19/15 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso
3/20/15 Paris, France @ Cigale
3/21/15 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
3/23/15 London, UK @ Roundhouse
3/24/15 Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
3/25/15 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
3/26/15 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street

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