Indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney has posted the entirety of its forthcoming album, "One Beat," on the Web site of its label, Kill Rock Stars.
Indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney has posted the entirety of its forthcoming album, "One Beat," on the Web site of its label, Kill Rock Stars . The site offers the album as a free Quicktime stream, as well as full lyrics to the set, due in stores Aug. 20.
Additionally, the group has lined up a cross-country trek in support of the album. Sleater-Kinney will perform the weekend of Aug. 25 at a street festival in Los Angeles, along with Sonic Youth, before officially beginning its One Beat tour Sept. 11 in Denver. The 27-date jaunt keeps the Olympia, Wash., band on the road though the end of October, wrapping with a pair of shows in Georgia.
The 12-track "One Beat" was produced by long-time collaborator John Goodmanson. In March, the group previewed a number of tracks at the All Tomorrow's Parties  festival in L.A.
Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein can currently be seen in independent film "Group," which follows eight women as they meet each week in therapy sessions. The soundtrack, available through Yoyo Records , features the Sleater-Kinney B-side "Maraca," as well as music from the Need, the Gossip, the Aislers Set, Mirah, and Sarah Dougher.
"One Beat" is the follow-up to 2000's "All Hands on the Bad One," which reached No. 12 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 73,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are Sleater-Kinney's tour dates:
Aug. 25: Los Angeles (Sunset Junction Festival)
Sept. 11: Denver (Bluebird Theatre)
Sept. 13: Dallas (Gypsy Ballroom)
Sept. 14: Austin, Texas (Emo's)
Sept. 16: Tucson, Ariz. (Club Congress)
Sept. 17: Tempe, Ariz. (Nita's Hideaway)
Sept. 18-19: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)
Sept. 20: San Diego (Scene)
Sept. 21: Pomona, Calif. (Glass House)
Sept. 24, 24: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Sept. 27: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Sept. 28-29: Seattle (Showbox)
Oct. 8: Minneapolis (First Ave.)
Oct. 9: Grinnel, Iowa (Harris Center)
Oct. 10-11: Chicago (Metro)
Oct. 12: Cleveland (Beachland Balllroom)
Oct. 14: Boston (Roxy)
Oct. 15-16: New York (Irving Plaza)
Oct. 19: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Oct. 20: Washington D.C. (9:30 Club)
Oct. 22: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat's Cradle)
Oct. 23: Atlanta (Variety Playhouse)
Oct. 24: Athens, Ga. (40 Watt Club)
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