Rock band Sleater Kinney have returned with The Center Won’t Hold, their first new album in five years.
The St Vincent-produced album signals a sea change for the band in the form of 11 post-punk tracks meshed with art pop and electronic elements. “Everyone I know is funny / But jokes don’t make us money / Sell our rage, buy and trade / But we still cry for free every day,” belts Carrie Brownstein on “Can I Go On.”
“The Center Won’t Hold drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the [US] election,” explains vocalist-guitarist Corin Tucker in a press release. “And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that [title track], it’s like the band is finding its way out of that space by becoming a rock band.”
Sleater-Kinney previously released a video for “Hurry on Home.” Listen to The Center Won’t Hold below: