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Sleater-Kinney (/ˌsltərˈkɪn/ SLAY-tər-KIN-ee[1]) is an American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington, in 1994.[2] The band's current lineup features Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar) and Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), following the departure of longtime member Janet Weiss (vocals, drums, and harmonica) in 2019.[3] Sleater-Kinney originated as part of the riot grrrl movement and has become a key part of the American indie rock scene.[4] The band is also known for its feminist and liberal politics.[5]

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Sleater-Kinney performing in 2019. L-R: Brownstein, Tucker
Background information
OriginOlympia, Washington, United States
Years active
  • 1994–2006
  • 2014–present
Past members

The band released seven studio albums between 1994 and 2005: Sleater-Kinney (1995), Call the Doctor (1996), Dig Me Out (1997), The Hot Rock (1999), All Hands on the Bad One (2000), One Beat (2002) and The Woods (2005). They disbanded in 2006 and devoted themselves to solo projects. They reunited in 2014 and released No Cities to Love on January 20, 2015, and Live in Paris in January 2017.[6] Their second studio album after their reunion, The Center Won't Hold, was produced by St. Vincent, and released in August 2019. The band's tenth studio album and their first self-produced album, Path of Wellness, was released in June 2021.

Critics Greil Marcus and Robert Christgau have each praised Sleater-Kinney as one of the essential rock groups of the early 2000s.[7] Marcus named Sleater-Kinney America's best rock band in 2001.[8] Tom Breihan of Stereogum called them the greatest rock band of the past two decades in 2015.[9]