Last week we listened to every Sleater-Kinney album ever released—seven records in seven hours—to celebrate the band's remastered box set coming out tomorrow, October 21. But as of today, that article is no longer a definitive guide to Sleater-Kinney's entire catalog: the Northwest punk outfit announced that it has reunited to release its eighth studio album, No Cities To Love, on January 20, 2015, and to follow it with a string of tour dates.
The album was recorded in secret earlier this year at San Francisco's Tiny Telephone Recordings and Portland's Kung Fu Bakery. It is produced by longtime Sleater-Kinney collaborator John Goodmanson, the person behind Call the Doctor, One Beat, Dig Me Out, and All Hands on the Bad One.
In addition to announcing news of the album, the trio released a download link and lyric video for their single, "Bury Our Friends," which actually comes as a part of the box set in the form of a 7-inch single.
"We sound possessed on these songs,” Carrie Brownstein said in a press release this morning, “willing it all–the entire weight of the band and what it means to us–back into existence.”
Janet Weiss added, “The three of us want the same thing. We want the songs to be daunting.”
The trio also announced 21 tour dates from Washington to Ireland that sadly does not currently include Portland, although Sleater-Kinney's Twitter assured that additional tour dates will be released soon.
Watch the video for "Bury Our Friends" below, and take a peek at the album's tracklist and tour schedule.
No Cities to Love:
01 Price Tag
03 Surface Envy
04 No Cities to Love
05 A New Wave
06 No Anthems
07 Gimme Love
08 Bury Our Friends
09 Hey Darling
02-08 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Spokane
02-09 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Boise
02-10 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
02-12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
02-13 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
02-14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
02-15 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
02-17 Chicago, IL - Riviera
02-22 Boston, MA - House of Blues
02-24 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02-26 New York, NY - Terminal 5
02-28 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
03-01 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
03-18 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
03-19 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso
03-20 Paris, France - Cigale
03-21 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
03-23 London, England - Roundhouse
03-24 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
03-25 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC
03-26 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street