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Sleater-Kinney: The Woods
Sleater-Kinney: The Woods
Artist Sleater-Kinney
Album The Woods
Label Sub Pop Records
Released 5/24/2005
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The Woods is the title of the new Sleater-Kinney album and it's their seventh full-length release. It was produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Low) and reveals a very different side to the band. Like many things with sevens on it, it features an itch, a need to try new things. Sometimes people get scared by new things, which is one of the reasons people are disappointing. This is to say that, like Sleater-Kinney, you should not be afraid of new things: honest-to-god guitar heroics/solos; new depth and heaviness to the songs; fuzzed out lows cropping up in places formerly reserved for staccato highs. All of this surrounding and infiltrating the constant in the Sleater-Kinney program: three, breathing, playing as one with unfettered passion and emotion. They want history, they want time, they want art, they want to deal with culture, they have demands, they have needs, they have vision, they have aspirations. And now they have The Woods. Luckily, so do we.