Sleater-Kinney's latest album, The Center Won't Hold, comes with a radically different sound than what most fans are used to, thanks in part to an adventurous spirit as well as tapping St. Vincent's Annie Clark to produce. Corin Tucker gives Kyle Meredith a ring to discuss the process and how they arrived at a synth-driven sound on The Center Won't Hold, meeting fan expectations, and tackling this era's big issues. Tucker breaks down the inspirations behind "The Future Is Here" and closing ballad "Broken", and tells how the LP has ties to '99s The Hot Rock. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Sleater-Kinney was formed in 1994 by Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. Drummer Janet Weiss was a member of the band from 1997 until 2019. In Time Magazine in 2001, author and critic Greil Marcus named Sleater-Kinney “America’s Best Band.” Over the years, they’ve made nine albums, including this year’s The Center Won’t Hold, which was produced by Annie Clark of St. Vincent. In this episode, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein break down how the song “The Future Is Here” was made.
Sleater-Kinney talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about where to live in Portland, the time Jonah embarrassed himself in front of Janet and getting the band back together. They also talk about their new album No Cities to Love and their current tour!