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    1The End Of You lyrics
    No Cities To Love lyrics
    3Buy Her Candy lyrics
    4Taste Test lyrics
    5No Anthems lyrics
    6Surface Envy lyrics
    7Bury Our Friends lyrics
    8Light-Rail Coyote lyrics
    9Burn, Don't Freeze! lyrics
    10Funeral Song lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1One Beat [2002]
    2The Woods [2005]
    3Call the Doctor [1996]
    4All Hands on the Bad One [2000]
    5The Hot Rock [1999]
    6Dig Me Out [1997]
    7Sleater-Kinney [1995]
    8Start Together /// 1994 - 2006
    9No Cities To Love [2015]


    Sleater-Kinney (pronounced SLAY-ter KEN'ee) is an indie rock trio originally from Olympia, Washington influenced by the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the group's name is derived from Sleater-Kinney Road, Interstate 5 offramp #108 in Lacey, Washington, the location of one of their early practice spaces.

    On June 27, 2006, the band announced their indefinite hiatus from performing and recording.

    The band emerged from a series of other bands [citation needed] with their self-titled debut, Sleater-Kinney on Chainsaw Records in 1995. They continued with more acclaimed albums like Call the Doctor (1996) and Dig Me Out (1997). In 1998, the band recorded "Big Big Lights", the first split single (with Cypher In The Snow) in the series of recordings dealing with women's self defense entitled Free To Fight, and released on Candy Ass Records. Their next few albums pushed the band towards mainstream listeners, culminating in 2002's One Beat. The band, however, remained fiercely faithful to their indie rock and feminist roots. Most of their albums since Call the Doctor have been released through the independent record label Kill Rock Stars. Their seventh album, The Woods, has been released on Sub Pop Records.

    The band was founded by Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. Janet Weiss (of Quasi) has played drums since "Dig Me Out". Previous drummers include Laura Macfarlane and Toni Grogin. Both Carrie and Corin played guitar. Although Sleater-Kinney had no bass player, Corin played a baritone guitar, often filling the same role as a bass guitar player would, and Carrie tuned her guitar one step down. Corin Tucker was formerly in the influential Riot Grrrl band Heavens to Betsy. Carrie was formerly in the queercore band Excuse 17. At present, as well as performing with Sleater-Kinney, Corin also performs with Cadallaca with Sarah Dougher (formerly of The Lookers). In a recent interview, however, Corin told the public "not to hold [their] breath for a new Cadallaca album."

    In 2000, all three members of Sleater-Kinney assisted Robert Forster and Grant McLennan of the now-defunct Brisbane indie band The Go-Betweens to record the album The Friends of Rachel Worth.

    The group have opened for Pearl Jam at many North American shows since 2003. The experience of playing to those arenas has been cited by the band as part of the inspiration/motivation to move towards the music found on The Woods.

    On October 5, 2005 it was announced that Sleater-Kinney would be part of the line-up for the 2006 Big Day Out festival.

    Perhaps truer to the sprit of their origins, on Saturday, July 29, 2006 Sleater-Kinney performed at the Forecastle Festival, a music, arts and activism event in Louisville, Kentucky.

    One of their last shows, which was scheduled for D.C.'s 9:30 Club on August 1st, 2006, was cancelled due to electrical failures, and had to be rescheduled for August 3rd.

    The three played their last concert on August 12, 2006 at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.

    On June 27, 2006, the band announced an indefinite hiatus, stating there were "no plans for future tours or recordings." No explanation for the hiatus was given. The band played a handful of final shows. The last appearance of their summer tour, and their last scheduled appearance, for the foreseeable future, was in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, on August 12 at the Crystal Ballroom - the last song they played as a band

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