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.
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.”