Pioneering indie rock group Sleater-Kinney makes a return (sort of) after their indefinite hiatus nearly 10 years ago. On October 21st, Sub Pop will release Start Together, a deluxe colored-vinyl box set of the Washington state-based band's seven studio albums covering the years 1994 to 2006: Sleater-Kinney, Call the Doctor, Dig Me Out, The Hot Rock, All Hands on the Bad One, One Beat, and The Woods. The collection, which is limited to 3,000 copies, will also contain a 44-page hardcover book containing previous unreleased photos and a limited edition print. The individual remastered albums will also be available on CD the same day as the vinyl box release, while their digital versions are out today. Since the band's break up, the three members—Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss—have all gone on to their respective solo projects, with Brownstein maintaining the higher profile with her star turn on the hit TV show Portlandia. “There were many years after Sleater-Kinney broke up that I had no interest in playing music,” Brownstein told The FADER three years ago. “So to have a sense of urgency and to want to play it is to me a huge blessing.” So is the re-release of the band's records a precursor to a possible reunion? We'll keep our fingers crossed.
September 02, 2014