With their St. Vincent produced new record ‘The Center Won’t Hold’ set to impact on 16th August, Sleater-Kinney - now just Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker following Janet Weiss’ departure earlier this month - are sharing the latest glimpse of what’s to come.
Releasing ‘Can I Go On’ today, it’s lighter musically than the previous releases but packs a punch in the lyrics. “Sell our rage, buy and trade, but we still cry for free every day…… maybe I’m not sure I wanna go on at all.” Carrie explains. “In this song, a woman’s desire is used against her, so she turns it into a sinister infectiousness. The narrator finds herself on the brink of self-annihilation, grappling with the paradox of an internal darkness at odds with the pressure to outwardly perform modes of joy, relatability, and likability.”
Take a listen to the new track below, and catch the group on tour in Europe, UK and Ireland next year at the following dates:
18 - Astra, Berlin
19 - Paradiso, Amsterdam
21 - Botanique, Brussels
22 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt
24 - Le Trianon, Paris
26 - O2 Academy Brixton, London
27 - Manchester Academy, Manchester
28 - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
01 - Vicar Street, Dublin
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