Sleater-Kinney Announce First New Album in 10 Years, ‘No Cities to Love’

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 10.20.14 in News

UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney have added additional tour dates, they are listed below.

On Friday, Wondering Sound broke the news that a new Sleater-Kinney single, “Bury Our Friends,” was included on a surprise 7-inch in their recently released box set Start Together. The 7-inch was marked with the date “1/20/2015″ and when you looked up the track on Shazam, there appeared to be cover art for an album called No Cities to Love. The photo was quickly removed from the app, but not before the speculation was well underway. Did Sleater-Kinney have a new album coming on 1/20/2015?

Criminal Records in Atlanta also Instagrammed a photo of this flyer, originally posted on Stereogum, which was dropped off at their shop by an employee at the Variety Playhouse.

Well, we’ve had a weekend to sit with all this news and the wait has come to an end. This morning the band officially confirmed that No Cities to Love will indeed be out on January 20 via Sub Pop. It is available for pre-order here. In a press release, Carrie Brownstein said, “We sound possessed on these songs, willing it all — the entire weight of the band and what it means to us — back into existence.” On the band’s website, Corin Tucker added, “The core of this record is our relationship to each other, to the music, and how all of us still felt strongly enough to about those to sweat it out in the basement and to try and reinvent our band. We went for the jugular.”

Watch the official video for “Bury Our Friends,” featuring Miranda July, and download the song here. Check out a full tracklisting and Sleater-Kinney’s tour dates below.

No Cities to Love

No Cities to Love tracklist:

1. Price Tag
2. Fangless
3. Surface Envy
4. No Cities to Love
5. A New Wave
6. No Anthems
7. Gimme Love
8. Bury Our Friends
9. Hey Darling
10. Fade

Sleater-Kinney 2015 tour dates:

2/8/15: Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory – Spokane – SOLD OUT
2/9/15: Boise, ID at Knitting Factory – Boise
2/10/15: Salt Lake City, UT at The Depot
2/12/15: Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre – SOLD OUT
2/13/15: Omaha, NE at Slowdown – SOLD OUT
2/14/15: Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue – SOLD OUT
2/15/15: Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater
2/17/15: Chicago, IL at Riviera – SOLD OUT
2/22/15: Boston, MA at House of Blues – SOLD OUT
2/24/15: Washington, DC at 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
2/26-15: New York, NY at Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
2/27-15: New York, NY at Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
2/28-15: Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer – SOLD OUT
3/1/15: Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE
3/2/15: Toronto, ONT at Sound Academy
3/18/15: Berlin, Germany at Postbahnhof
3/19/15: Amsterdam, The Netherlands at Paradiso
3/20/15: Paris, France at Cigale
3/21/15: Antwerp, Belgium at Trix
3/23/15: London, UK at Roundhouse – SOLD OUT
3/24/15: Manchester, UK at Albert Hall
3/25/15: Glasgow, UK at O2 ABC
3/26/15: Dublin, Ireland at Vicar Street
4/16/15: Dallas, TX at Granada Theatre
4/17/15: Austin, TX at Stubbs Waller Creek Ampitheatre
4/18/15: Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
4/19/15: New Orleans, LA at The Civic Theatre
4/21/15: Atlanta, GA at The Tabernacle
4/22/15: Raleigh, NC at The Ritz
4/23/15: Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works
4/24/15: St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
4/25/15: Columbia, MO at The Blue Note
4/26/15: Kansas City, MO at Uptown Theatre
4/28/15: Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theatre
4/29/15: Phoenix, AZ at Marquee Theatre
5/1/15: Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Palladium
5/2/15: San Francisco, CA at The Masonic
5/5/15 Portland, OR at The Crystal Ballroom
5/6/15: Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
5/8/15: Seattle, WA at The Showbox
5/9/15: Seattle, WA at The Showbox