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

Sleater-Kinney Discography


VVK 6 Sleater-Kinney Sleater-Kinney (MiniAlbum, Album) Villa Villakula VVK 6 US 1995 Sell This Version
CHSW 13 Sleater-Kinney Call The Doctor (Album) Chainsaw CHSW 13 US 1996 Sell This Version
OLE 269-2 Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out (Album) Kill Rock Stars OLE 269-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
KRS 321 Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock (Album) Kill Rock Stars KRS 321 US 1999 Sell This Version
OLE 440-2V Sleater-Kinney All Hands On The Bad One (Album) Kill Rock Stars OLE 440-2V UK 2000 Sell This Version
KRS 387 Sleater-Kinney One Beat (Album, Single) Kill Rock Stars KRS 387 US 2002 Sell This Version
SPCD 670 Sleater-Kinney The Woods (Album) Sub Pop SPCD 670 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
LOVECD408 Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love (Album) Sub Pop LOVECD408 Hong Kong 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VVK 2 Sleater-Kinney You Ain't It! (Single) Villa Villakula VVK 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
OLE 326-7 Sleater-Kinney Little Babies (Single) Matador OLE 326-7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 321-7 Sleater-Kinney One More Hour (Single) Matador OLE 321-7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
OLE 354-7 Sleater-Kinney Get Up (Single) Matador OLE 354-7 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KRS 337 Sleater-Kinney Get Up (Single) Kill Rock Stars KRS 337 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
KRS 364 Sleater-Kinney You're No Rock N' Roll Fun (Single) Kill Rock Stars KRS 364 US 2000 Sell This Version
SP 687 Sleater-Kinney Entertain (Single) Sub Pop SP 687 US 2005 Sell This Version
SP 698 Sleater-Kinney Jumpers (Single) Sub Pop SP 698 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Sleater-Kinney Live At Lollapalooza 2006: Sleater-Kinney(3xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Not On Label none 2006
none Sleater-Kinney Bury Our Friends (Single) Sub Pop none 2014
none Sleater-Kinney Surface Envy (Single) Sub Pop none 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


SP 1110 Sleater-Kinney Start Together // 1994 - 2006 (Album, Comp) Sub Pop SP 1110 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version