Sleater-Kinney‘s No Cities to Love, the influential punk trio’s first LP in almost a decade, is set to arrive on January 20th. However, if you can’t wait to hear the band’s guitarists-singers Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss back at it after their long hiatus, you can stream No Cities to Love in its entirety over at NPR while reading Rob Sheffield’s four-star review. “They called it quits in 2006, after a 12-year run as America’s fiercest punk band,” Sheffield writes. “Judging by the urgent passion and bloodlust all over this album, they’re ready to reclaim the title.”
Sleater-Kinney have so far shared their fiery “Surface Envy” and the unexpected reunion track “Bury Our Friends,” one of Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Songs of 2014, and now the whole 10-song album is available to hear. Produced by longtime collaborator John Goodmanson and recorded on the down low at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone studio, No Cities to Love is Sleater-Kinney’s first album since 2005’s The Woods.
The group will tour North America in support of their new LP throughout February and it will arrive in Europe in March, but beyond that, there are no concrete plans for the future of the band given Brownstein’s commitments to Portlandia. “We are definitely living in the moment and enjoying being together making music again,” Weiss said last month in a Reddit AMA. “We all have other projects as well and realize our time in the band is valuable. Not taking S-K for granted, and making this album as good as possible works for us this time around. So no plans for the distant future – we’ll make the next few months as amazing as they can possibly be!”