Indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney have returned this year from a decade-long hiatus with their new album No Cities To Love. The album is due to be released on Friday 16th January 2015 but you can listen to the Australia exclusive album stream right now, on Music Feeds.
No Cities To Love follows up 2005’s The Woods and was recorded by the trio – Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss – in secret at Tiny Telephone Recordings in San Francisco in early 2014. “When we stopped playing in 2006, it didn’t feel like we were stopping forever. We just really felt like we needed a break,” Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss tells Music Feeds.
“We wanted to make sure that all three of us were in a position that we could give to the band what we needed to make it work. We wanted to make our best record.” On No Cities To Love Sleater-Kinney worked with producer John Goodmanson, who helmed three of their previous albums, Dig Me Out, All Hands on the Bad One and One Beat.
“John knows us so well,” adds Weiss. “He wasn’t trying to make a quintessential Sleater-Kinney record. He wasn’t attached to any part of our band – he just believes in us. He believes in us as musicians and as players. He had a bunch of new ideas, and so did we.”
Weiss says she’s happy with how the record turned out. “We worked hard on it. There wasn’t a lot of preciousness about the handling of these songs. We really looked at them objectively and examined them…It was about checking our egos at the door and being the best musicians that we could possibly be.”
Stream No Cities To Love in its entirety below, before it’s released on Friday, 23rd January 2015 on Sub Pop Records via Inertia. Read our full interview with Janet Weiss here.