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Sleater-Kinney Share Title Cut To New Album, 'The Center Won't Hold'

The industrial-driven title track reveals the sleeker, darker direction on Sleater-Kinney's The Center Won't Hold, as Carrie Brownstein responds to drummer Janet Weiss leaving the band.
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An industrial beat clangs as a low drone hums. Carrie Brownstein howls, "I need something pretty / To help me ease my pain," as Corin Tucker sings the ominous response: "The center won't hold." A spacious, nervous guitar, a crisp, intricate drum pattern from Janet Weiss plays both with and against the riotous clang.

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