Sleater-Kinney is a female punk rock band from Olympia, Washington. The band is formed by two guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. The thresher is currently Janet Weiss. The band announced it was put to sleep at the end of June 2006. It released a new album in 2015 titled No Cities to Love. The group is very influenced by the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s.
Sleater-Kinney was formed in early 1994 in Olympia, Washington, by Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. The band's name is inspired by Sleater Kinney Road, in Lacey >>>. One of the group's first rehearsal locations was the famous Sleater Kinney Road. Tucker is formerly a member of grit group Grrrl Heavens to Betsy, and Brownstein of the group Excuse 17. Playing together at concerts, they form Sleater-Kinney as a side project to their respective bands. After the separation of Heavens to Betsy and Excuse 17, Sleater-Kinney becomes their main concern. Janet Weiss from Quasi is the longest-time thresher in the group, although the latter has several such as Lora Macfarlane, Misty Farrell, and Toni Gogin.
Their first album Sleater-Kinney appears in 1995>. It is published in the spring. Subsequently the albums Call the Doctor (1996) and Dig Me Out (1997). From Dig Me Out, Janet Weiss becomes their thresher. In 1999 released their fourth album, The Hot Rock, ranked among "the 50 (17/50) greatest albums of all time" in the category Women who rock by Rolling Stone >
Beginning in 2002 and their album One Beat, Sleater-Kinney has a popularity that goes beyond the punk rock movement without denying its feminist, punk and independent rock values. Since 1997, their albums have been distributed by the independent label Kill Rock Stars. Their latest album (The Woods) is released by the Sub Pop label, located in Seattle. There is no technically bassist in the band but Corin goes down several shades to fill this role. Janet Weiss plays in parallel with her band Quasi. Corin Tucker previously played in Heavens to Betsy, an influential band in the riot grrrl movement and Carrie in the Excuse 17 band part of the queercore movement. Corin is also a member of the Cadallaca duo with Sarah Dougher but this group is dormant.