In 1994, when Sleater-Kinney arrived on the scene, grunge/alternative rock had, for the most part, seen its swift yet potent “golden age” come and go. With the doors flung wide open, radio-friendly imitators were swarming in in droves, much to the disdain of early fans, yet simultaneously to the immense satisfaction of label heads and radio programmers. Yes, the mid-to-late-90s made weird with the “rawk” as it packaged it into more and more consumer-friendly parcels. But rock ‘n roll can never truly die, so it was up to bands like Sleater-Kinney to do what any good rock and roller would do: Get weirder.
It’s 2015 and time to dig into the slew of huge new releases coming our way. First up: The gang reviews this year’s most anticipated comeback albums, Sleater Kinney’s No Cities To Love! Kevin, Paul , Quinn and Tori dive deep into the band’s history, their re-emergence and how the trio fits into the modern music scene nine years after calling it quits, and more. PLUS! Richmond, Virginia’s pop shredders The Trillions are back, and we’re debuting their frenetic track “Extinction Blues” from their electrifying new album Superposition, due out at the end of January. So strap in and get ready to get rocked on Episode 98 of Chunkyglasses: The Podcast!