Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Bury Work with your friends

Practically none of the forthcoming LPs named in Pitchfork's recent feature "The 33 Albums We're Most Excited For In 2019" excite me - the exceptions being Deerhunter's Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, and perhaps Panda Bear's Buoys and the possibility of new material from Royal Trux.

However, the prospect of not only a new Sleater-Kinney album but one produced by St Vincent genuinely does have me salivating. Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl had me itching for a follow-up to 2015's excellent reformation LP No Cities To Love and I'm equally eager to find out whether the album will be the first in which Annie Clark has had a hand that I can truly love.

Clark's involvement shouldn't come as a complete surprise - after all, there is a prior history of collaboration, with Brownstein scripting the "interview kit" that Clark used to deflect tedious lines of questioning when promoting MASSEDUCTION.

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