click to enlarge Mom + PopCarrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.
When longtime Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss announced she was splitting from the band , weeks before the release of its St. Vincent-produced ninth studio album,, citing its new direction, it seemed to spell trouble for the rock n roll icons.
Forget about Brownsteins slapstick stint as an actress and writer on Portlandia ; the band embraces bleaker, synthpop-driven sound here, which at times calls to mind acts like Depeche Mode Tears for Fears , and even Nine Inch Nails .
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