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)