The boxset reissue of Sleater-Kinney’s discography has been revealed to contain a mystery seven-inch record featuring previously unheard music. Scroll down to hear the new song in full below.
The track, believed to be titled ‘Bury Our Friends’, appears on a record included in the new ‘Start Together’ boxset. Sub Pop Records will put out ‘Start Together’ on October 20. The release is limited to 3,000 copies and will contain remastered versions of all seven of the band’s albums on coloured vinyl as well as a hardback book featuring never-before-seen images of the band. ‘Bury Our Friends’ can be heard beneath.
One fan received his boxset early discovered the additional seven-inch, which is marked with “1/20/2015” (January 20, 2015) on its label.
— Chad Parks (@chadparks) October 17, 2014
Wondering Sound subsequently discovered that searching for the song ‘Bury Our Friends’ on Shazam leads to artwork for either a single or album titled ‘No Cities To Love’.
Sleater-Kinney released seven albums between 1995-2005 with their self-titled debut album being followed by ‘Call The Doctor’, ‘Dig Me Out’, ‘The Hot Rock’, ‘All Hands On The Bad One’ and ‘One Beat’. The band’s most recent album, ‘The Woods’, was released in 2005.
Sleater-Kinney members Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss (along with REM’s Peter Buck) joined Pearl Jam onstage at their Moda Center concert in Portland in November 2013, where they covered Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’.
Speaking after that gig, Brownstein hinted at a reunion, saying that she felt the band had “more to say”.
Sleater-Kinney went on indefinite hiatus in 2006 with Brownstein going on to form Wild Flag with the band’s drummer Janet Weiss as well as write and star in US TV show Portlandia.