Sleater-Kinney Return With St. Vincent-Produced 'Hurry On Home,' Announce Tour Dates

Charlie Engman
Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney tipped fans off earlier this year that they were in the studio with St. Vincent working on something. Turns out that something was the blazing new song "Hurry On Home," which the group dropped on Wednesday (May 29) along with a playful lyric video. Sleater-Kinney also confirmed a fall North American tour.

The Miranda July-directed clip, which unfolds via a series of Instagram posts and text messages, opens with drummer Janet Weiss' bass-heavy beat and the urgent couplet, "Hurry on home to me/ I've set the place for two/ Hurry on back to me/ I've made my mood your mood." 

Described in a press release as unapologetically tackling "vulnerabilities [and] touching upon being 'unlovable, unlistenable, unwatchable,'" the song finds guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein adding "dress downable," "uptownable," "hair grabbable" and "grandslammable" to that list in a song that the singer explains was a chance to step outside the group's usual sound.

"I think for Carrie and [guitarist/vocalist] Corin [Tucker] it was liberating to explore a different sound palette,” says Weiss, with Brownstein adding, “Instead of just going into the studio to document what we’d done, we were going in to explore and to find the essence of something. To dig in deeper.” Tucker describes working on the new music as "like this manic energy of empowerment.”

The track -- which can be downloaded/streamed here -- adds a bit of new wave groove, a choir-like vocal segment and funky keyboards to the band's typically angular, sharp-edged punk. The group has mapped out an extensive North American tour for the fall that kicks off on Oct. 9 at the Fox Theater in Spokane, Washington.

Watch the "Hurry on Home" lyric video below, and check out the band's tour dates after the jump.

Sleater-Kinney – 2019 Tour dates

OCT 9 WED – Fox Theater – Spokane, WA, United States
OCT 11 FRI – Knitting Factory Boise – Boise, ID, United States
OCT 12 SAT – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT, United States
OCT 13 SUN – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO, United States
OCT 15 TUE – Palace Theatre – Minneapolis, MN, United States
OCT 16 WED – The Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI, United States
OCT 18 FRI – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL, United States
OCT 20 SUN – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY, United States
OCT 21 MON – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN, United States
OCT 23 WED – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA, United States
OCT 25 FRI – The Anthem – Washington, DC, United States
OCT 26 SAT – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA, United States
OCT 27 SUN – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA, United States
OCT 29 TUE – House of Blues – Boston, MA, United States
OCT 30 WED – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY, United States
OCT 31 THU – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY, United States
NOV 1 FRI – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH, United States
NOV 3 SUN – Rebel Complex – Toronto, Canada
NOV 4 MON – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI, United States
NOV 5 TUE – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO, United States
NOV 7 THU – House of Blues – Houston, TX, United States
NOV 8 FRI – House of Blues – Dallas, TX, United States
NOV 9 SAT – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX, United States
NOV 11 MON – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ, United States
NOV 12 TUE – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA, United States
NOV 13 WED – The Observatory OC – Santa Ana, CA, United States
NOV 14 THU – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA, United States
NOV 16 SAT – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA, United States
NOV 19 TUE – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR, United States
NOV 21 THU – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, WA, United States
NOV 23 SAT – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA, United States