Photo by Chris Hornbecker
As someone who didn't like the last two Sleater-Kinney albums but loved their single released last month ("Hell"), I was nervous to check out the second single from their upcoming album. "Hell" could have been a fluke, and I'd end up hating "Say It Like You Mean It." I'm both relieved and thrilled to say this new single is also fantastic. With "Say It Like You Mean It," Sleater-Kinney have found this new ground that isn't anything like their 90's classics but still fresh enough to keep even their most snobby middle-aged indie rock fans (aka me) happy with a thrilling new sound. The Center Won't Hold and Path of Wellness were them trying out a brand new sound, and so far Little Rope appears to be them mastering it.
Carrie Brownstein says of her band's new video, which she directed:
You can watch the video for "Say It Like You Mean It" below. Little Rope is due out January 19 on Loma Vista Recordings, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Sleater-Kinney, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.