Sleater-Kinney, Belle and Sebastian Stream New Albums

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 01.12.15 in News

The start of 2015 was slow for new releases, but now a couple of our most anticipated albums of this young year are streaming: Sleater-Kinney‘s No Cities to Love and Belle and Sebastian‘s Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.

No Cities to Love is Sleater-Kinney’s first album since 2005′s The Woods. The iconic indie-rock trio —which comprises singer/guitarist Corin Tucker, guitarist/singer Carrie Brownstein (since of Portlandia fame) and uber-drummer Janet Weiss — have previously shared the album’s scalding “Surface Envy” and “Bury Our Friends.” Last month, they appeared on public-access cult hit The Chris Gethard Show.

Listen to No Cities to Love, which will be available January 20 via Sub Pop, over at NPR, and get caught up with our feature Icon: Sleater-Kinney.

For Belle and Sebastian, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance follows 2010′s Write About Love. The Scottish indie-pop group’s frontman, Stuart Murdoch, last year released the film and soundtrack God the Help the Girl. B&S and have previously shared the new album’s regal yet lyrically biting “The Cat with the Cream,” quasi-autobiographical salvation narrative “Nobody’s Empire” and disco-splashed standout “The Party Line.”

Listen to Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, which will be released on January 20 via Matador, also over at NPR.