Sleater-Kinney came crashing out of the ’90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact. Hailed as “America’s best rock band” by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and as “America’s best punk band ever. EVER” by Rob Sheffield in Rolling Stone, the band put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006.
Sleater-Kinney brought their 10-year hiatus to a close with the release of their 2015 album No Cities to Love, and the band hasn’t slowed down since that release. After teasing that a new album would be coming in 2019 and that St. Vincent would be handling production, the trio returned with “Hurry on Home,” the first single from their upcoming album The Center Won’t Hold. Now, the band is back with the album’s release date, as well as as another new single called “The Future Is Here.”
Annie Clark, known for her artistic name of St. Vincent, has turned into one of the most interesting artists of the current international scene. And there are plenty of reasons. With the release of her last album Masseduction (Loma Vista, 2017), the american singer-songwriter has laid card on the table with her most personal, emotional and critical album. An album that has hits like the first single and one of the ballades of the year, “New York”, as well as the vibrant and surprising “Los Ageless”.
Since kicking off her Melodrama tour last month, Lorde has treated audiences across the US to surprise live covers. In Toronto, she tackled hometown hero Drake (“Shot For Me”); while in Chicago, it was a no brainer to put her own spin on Kanye West (“Love Lockdown”); and she gifted Milwaukee’s crowd with some Frank Ocean (“Solo”).
During her set at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the New Zealand pop singer honored the city and its locals with a cover of St. Vincent’s “New York”. Super producer Jack Antonoff — with whom Lorde worked extensively on Melodrama — made a cameo appearance and accompanied her on acoustic guitar.
St. Vincent has announced her new album. Titled MASSEDUCTION, it’s set for release on October 13th via Loma Vista. It marks Annie Clark’s fifth full-length overall following 2014’s impressive self-titled LP.. She accompanied the announcement with the second song from the album, “Los Ageless,” which follows “New York,” released last month
Spanning 13 tracks, the album was co-produced b Clark and Jack Antonoff, and recorded at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan, with additional recording at Rough Consumer Studio in Brooklyn, and Compound Fracture in Los Angeles.