Earlier this week, Sleater-Kinney teased a big announcement is coming for the 25th anniversary of dig me up. It would have been painful for the now-duo to embark on an anniversary tour without Janet Weiss, who made her debut as the band’s drummer on this record. Luckily, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker went in a different direction. The Message is actually a cover album featuring Brownsteins and Tucker’s “closest friends and admired artists.”
These include St. Vincent, The Linda Lindas, Wilco, TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell with Amanda Shires, Big Joanie, Margo Price, Low, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Tyler Cole and more.
The band announced on social media that a portion of the album’s proceeds will go to them SMYRKa Portland-based LGTBQIA+ youth center that provides “a safe, harassment-free space for queer and transgender youth ages 13-23.”
The band hasn’t revealed who will play what on the album, but the possibility of St. Vincent covering “One More Hour” (a song about Tucker and Brownstein’s breakup) after there was a similar dynamic with Brownstein , is too much to handle best way. So here’s hoping that Annie Clark chose the cover that would make queer Twitter fail the most.
If you want to visit again dig me up Days before the release of the cover album, you can read The AV Club‘s interview with Brownstein for the 1997 albumwhere she talked about Tucker and Weiss having boring day jobs (Tucker worked in an office and Weiss worked at an ad agency), said no to Lollapalooza, was sick of the “Riot Grrrl” label and didn’t want brothers to be a part of their fanbase .
We’ll update you with the list of who’s playing what when Sleater-Kinney announces it.
https://www.avclub.com/sleater-kinney-dig-me-out-covers-album-1848769672 Sleater-Kinney announce Dig Me Out cover album