AceShowbiz - Sleater-Kinney fans who have been waiting for a new album since their reunion are probably rejoicing right now. The three-piece punk rock band has just confirmed that they will be releasing their upcoming effort this year, sharing a new picture from their recording session with producer St. Vincent.
The picture sees Vincent taking the center stage while the three ladies of the band stand behind her. "Sleater-Kinner. Produced by @st_vincent. 2019," the band captioned the January 8 photo, crediting Jonny Cournoyer for taking the picture. Vincent shared similar picture to her own account, writing along with it, "2019. @Sleater_Kinney produced by St. Vincent."
Talking about the new effort, guitarist Carrie Brownstein told NPR, "We always planned on getting back in the studio -- it was just a matter of when. If there is an overarching principle to this album, it's that the tools on which we were relying proved inadequate. So we sought new ones, both metaphorically and literally."
This surely comes as a good news for fans of the band, because last year, Brownstein hinted that the album might not arrive for some time. "We're going to do this very slowly," she told Billboard at the time. "It's an ongoing conversation."
It's unclear though, when exactly the album will hit the stores. Details regarding the title and tracklist are also yet to be unraveled.
The new album will mark Sleater-Kinney's first full-length album since their 2015 reunion album "No Cities to Love". Consisting of ten tracks, the album received universal acclaim from music critics. Jon Pareles from The New York Times said the album was "the first great album of 2015," full of "hurtling, bristling, densely packed, white-knuckled songs that are all tau construction and raw nerve."
"No Cities to Love" additionally topped Billboard's Top Tastemaker Albums and peaked at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts.