Sleater-Kinney have returned with their ninth studio album, The Center Won’t Hold, which has been produced by St. Vincent.
The record arrives as the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2015 effort No Cities to Love and marks the final album with drummer Janet Weiss before she leaves the band.
“We originally thought we would just go into the studio with her for a few days to see what happens,” Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker told Exclaim. “We did it more as an experiment, but she was really amazing. She had so many ideas. She was really prepared.”
She added: “We got four songs done in five days — like, core songs of the album. She has a really different skillset from Carrie and I. She has all of this knowledge about synthesizers and has made music in different ways. And she’s also a writer and a singer, so she brings a lot of different skills to producing that was fruitful and brought out new ideas from the band.”
Stream the record via Apple Music or Spotify, below.