- 17 Jul 19
The Dublin-bound band's new album is set to arrive next month.
Sleater-Kinney have released the title track from their highly anticipated new album, The Center Won't Hold. The album, produced by St. Vincent, is set to be released on August 16, through Mom + Pop.
"'The Center Won't Hold' drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election," band member Corin Tucker revealed in a statement about the new track. "And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it's like the band is finding its way out of that space by becoming a rock band."
The song arrives after two weeks after the announcement that Sleater-Kinney's long-serving drummer, Janet Weiss, announced her departure from the band. In 'A Letter To The Fans' shared on her Twitter, Weiss revealed that the band "is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on."
Big changes. pic.twitter.com/PWWHMWDLU9
— Janet Weiss (@jazzzhand) July 1, 2019
Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein made her first personal remarks about the drummer's decision to leave the band on Instagram this week.
"What am I supposed to say?" Brownstein wrote. "She left. We asked her to stay. We tried It's hard and sad... She's left us with a job to do, a job we also expected and wanted her to be a part of. Her playing on this record is amazing and she's raved about this album to us and Annie [Clark]. But we have to keep looking to the future."
The band are set to play Dublin's Vicar Street in support of the forthcoming album on March 1, 2020.
Watch the lyric video for 'The Center Won't Hold', animated and directed by Kristen Ferguson, below: