Sleater-Kinney have shared new single, ‘Say It Like You Mean It,’ with an accompanying video directed by Carrie Brownstein and starring Succession’s J. Smith-Cameron. Last month the band announced that their eleventh studio album, ‘Little Rope,’ will be released on January 19 via Loma Vista.
Sleater-Kinney emerged in the early 1990s as part of the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant riot grrrl and indie rock scenes. Comprising Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein on guitars and vocals, along with Janet Weiss on drums (who departed in 2019), the band is celebrated for its raw, punk-infused sound and feminist ethos. Their music is marked by a fierce, unapologetic approach to songwriting and a distinctive interplay of guitar lines and vocal harmonies.
Listen to / Watch ‘Say It Like You Mean It’ HERE.
The track is an unforgettable, unadorned riff backing a raw examination of a relationship coming apart. It’s an exposed nerve ending of a song, and Smith-Cameron exudes unbridled truth when Tucker sings “Say it like you mean it / I need to hear it before you go / Say it like you mean it / This goodbye hurts when you go.”
Sleater-Kinney is hitting the road in 2024 in support of ‘Little Rope’, beginning in February in San Diego and including multiple nights in New York, San Francisco and Portland. The group will perform at Pitchfork Festival in London on 10 November and Corona Capital in Mexico City on 19 November. Let’s hope that they visit Australia too!
Pre-save ‘Little Rope’ HERE.
Photo Credit: Chris Hornbecker