Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney

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Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994.
Went on "indefinite hiatus" in 2006.
Reformed in 2014.

These Portland, Oregon-native female punk rockers were in the middle of the Riot Grrrl scene in the 90s, and they were one of the few to survive the inevitable backlash (along with Allison Wolfe and Kathleen Hanna).

Sleater-Kinney (the name) is taken from a local freeway off-ramp. Originally, the band was Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein's side-project. The Australian-born Lora Macfarlane became the band's first permanent drummer in late 1994. In 1997, Janet Weiss became their new drummer.

After a few albums recorded with John Goodmanson in Portland, OR (which had become their home town), they went into an unfamiliar studio with Dave Fridmann in late 2004, to record their first album for Sub Pop. What they came out with divided a lot of opinions, and was the most challenging album for them to record - countless re-takes and tearful sessions were reported at the time.

In the summer of 2006, they announced an "indefinite hiatus", and they played their final U.S. gigs in August.
The statement on their official website offers a glimmer of hope: "As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings."

They were in other bands before, during, and after Sleater-Kinney's 11 year run: Corin has been in both Heavens To Betsy (2) and Cadallaca, Carrie was in Excuse 17 and The Spells, Laura is in Ninetynine, and Janet is in Quasi (2).

Most Recent Line-up:
Carrie Brownstein - Guitar, Vocals
Corin Tucker - Guitar, Vocals
Janet Weiss - Drums, Vocals
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Sleater-Kinney Discography

Albums

Sleater-Kinney Sleater-Kinney (MiniAlbum, Album) Villa Villakula US 1995 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Call The Doctor (Album) Chainsaw US 1996 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out (Album) Kill Rock Stars Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock (Album) Kill Rock Stars US 1999 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney All Hands On The Bad One (Album) Kill Rock Stars US 2000 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney One Beat (Album, Single) Kill Rock Stars US 2002 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney The Woods (Album) Sub Pop Canada 2005 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (Album) Sub Pop Hong Kong 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sleater-Kinney You Ain't It! (Single) Villa Villakula US 1994 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Little Babies (Single) Matador UK 1998 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney One More Hour (Single) Matador UK 1998 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Get Up (Single) Matador UK 1999 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Get Up (Single) Kill Rock Stars US 1999 Sell This Version
OLE 351-2 Sleater-Kinney A Quarter To Three / Burn Don't Freeze(Minimax, Single) Matador OLE 351-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney You're No Rock N' Roll Fun (Single) Kill Rock Stars US 2000 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Entertain (Single) Sub Pop US 2005 Sell This Version
Sleater-Kinney Jumpers (Single) Sub Pop US 2005 Sell This Version
none Sleater-Kinney Live At Lollapalooza 2006: Sleater-Kinney(3xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Not On Label none 2006
Sleater-Kinney Bury Our Friends (Single) Sub Pop 2014
Sleater-Kinney Surface Envy (Single) Sub Pop 2014
SP1161 Sleater-Kinney Cassingle(Cass, Single) Sub Pop SP1161 US 2015 Sell This Version
ProCD 225 Sleater-Kinney A New Wave(CD, Single, Promo) Sub Pop ProCD 225 US 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

Sleater-Kinney Start Together // 1994 - 2006 (Album, Comp) Sub Pop USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version