Sleater-Kinney's 'Path Of Wellness' marks time of great change, within and without : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Sleater-Kinney's new album is the first they produced themselves, the first without Janet Weiss and amidst the backdrop of wildfires, pandemic and protests.

Sleater-Kinney's 'Path Of Wellness' marks time of great change, within and without

Sleater-Kinney on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Worry With You"
  • "Jumpers"
  • "Can I Go On"
  • "Path of Wellness"

The two founding members of Sleater-Kinney, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, have been friends and bandmates for decades – so they've been through a lot together. But their latest album, Path of Wellness, marks a period of great transition, even for them: It's the first album they've produced themselves, the first without their longtime drummer, Janet Weiss, and the songs came together during the chaos of COVID, wildfires and protests in their home city of Portland.

In this session, we'll get into all of that during our conversation, and you'll hear some songs from a show they played in Chicago at the end of August 2021 (from a tour with Wilco that had been postponed last year).

Episode Playlist