Sleater-Kinney’s latest album, The Center Won’t Hold, comes with a radically different sound than what most fans are used to, thanks in part to an adventurous spirit as well as tapping St. Vincent’s Annie Clark to produce. Corin Tucker gives Kyle Meredith a ring to discuss the process and how they arrived at a synth-driven sound on The Center Won’t Hold, meeting fan expectations, and tackling this era’s big issues. Tucker breaks down the inspirations behind “The Future Is Here” and closing ballad “Broken”, and tells how the LP has ties to ’99s The Hot Rock.
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Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.