Courtney Barnett and St. Vincent will be appearing on the Sleater Kinney covers album

Sleater Kinney has announced a full-length reissue of their 1997 album ‘Dig Me Out’, to be comprised entirely of covers by the likes of Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Wilco, The Linda Lindas, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, and many more.

Though a concrete release date is yet to be announced, the band have confirmed it’ll land sometime in the summer. It comes in celebration of the original album’s 25th anniversary – their third full-length effort, ‘Dig Me Out’It was released by Kill Rock Stars, a Portland-based indie label. It’s long been considered Sleater-Kinney’s breakthrough album, sporting some of the band’s most revered material.

The tracklisting for their new compilation is still unknown by the band, with only teasers that it might include. “some of our closest friends and admired artists”. The teaser also features Big Joanie (Black Belt Eagle Scout), Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and Low Margo price, Self Esteem, Tyler Cole, and other names. Each act can cover one song. ‘Dig Me Out’Only one more is yet to be revealed.

Also confirmed was that a portion of the proceeds earned from each copy sold will be donated to SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center), which the band note is their local LGBTQIA+ youth centre in Columbia County, Washington. According to the organisation’s websiteSMYRC “provide a safe, harassment-free space for queer and trans youth ages 13-23, where you can create art, play music, and join in on our open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups”.

Though they’ve been quiet in recent months, Sleater-Kinney had a mighty busy year in 2021. They also released their 10th studio record. ‘Path Of Wellness’After releasing their album, the band embarked on a long North American tour, which included Wilco. ‘Live At The Hallowed Halls’ EP. St. Vincent was also starred with Carrie Brownstein, her co-frontwoman. “bananas art film” The Nowhere Inn, and began work to create a biopic on Seattle rockers Heart.

Three-star rating ‘Path Of Wellness’, Camille Atebe’sEl Hunt suggested that the album might be released. “a little on-the-nose”It was, however, highlighted in the context of the landscape it was released. “Sleater-Kinney perform this magical sleight-of-hand that few artists can manage – they find words for humanity in all of its flawed chaos”.


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