A pair of photos posted by Sleater-Kinney and St. Vincent this morning have been enough to get us (and the rest of the internet) buzzing about good things to come this year. St. Vincent is apparently producing the next Sleater-Kinney album to be released in 2019!
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) January 8, 2019
Looking back, the signs have been there all long. The legendary punk trio Sleater-Kinney, featuring our very first cover artist Corin Tucker, Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein, and Quasi’s Janet Weiss, announced in January that they were working “very slowly” on a new record. Their last record in 2015, No Cities To Love, and its following sold out tour, was a triumphant return from a 10 year break in activity.
St. Vincent has shown love for Sleater-Kinney in multiple moments, sharing her own acoustic version of their song “Modern Girl”. St. Vincent has also appeared in multiple Portlandia sketches with Carrie Brownstein, and released these conceptual, comedic interviews scripted by Brownstein to promote her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION.
In the meantime we are blasting the Wild Flag album from 2011, perhaps the last comparable collaboration of guitar idols, featuring Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole. Stay tuned for more details!