It's been nearly a decade since Sleater-Kinney declared a hiatus, but they're returning in a big way, bringing in St. Vincent to produce their comeback LP The Center Won’t Hold, out August 16th. "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," vocalist/guitarist Carrie Brownstein explains via a press release.
On the first single shared, and today's Song of the Day, Brownstein implores a lover to come over. In the accompanying lyric video, directed by Miranda July, the words spell out as a text conversation. ("I thought we were on a break," one text reads.) Watch below. Despite recently losing long-time drummer Janet Weiss, Sleater-Kinney return to Seattle on November 23rd at the Paramount Theatre.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Hot Motion" by Temples, from the 2019 album Hot Motion on ATO Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "PDA" by Manatee Commune, from the 2019 album PDA on Bastard Jazz Recordings.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Got You" by Amyl and The Sniffers, from the 2019 album Amyl and the Sniffers on ATO Records.