Sleater-Kinney Announce “Little Rope,” Share “Hell,” and Announce Tour

The video for first single “Hell” stars Miranda July.

Sleater-Kinney Announce Little Rope, Share “Hell,” and Announce Tour

The video for first single “Hell” stars Miranda July.

Words: Will Schube

Photo: Chris Hornbecker

October 03, 2023

Sleater-Kinney have announced their eleventh studio album, Little Rope, which will be released January 19, 2024 via Loma Vista Recordings. Little Rope was recored at Flora Recording and Playback in Portland, Oregon with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton.

To celebrate the news, the band has shared a new single and music video entitled “Hell.” The visual was directed by Ashley Connor and stars Miranda July.

The album is rooted in tragedy. According to a press release, “In the autumn of 2022, Carrie Brownstein received a call from Corin Tucker, who herself had just received a call from the American embassy in Italy. Years earlier, Brownstein listed Tucker as her emergency contact on a passport form, and while she had since changed her phone number, Tucker had not. The embassy staff were desperately trying to reach Brownstein. When they finally did, they told her what happened: While vacationing in Italy, Brownstein’s mother and stepfather had been in a car accident. Both were killed.” Each track is a reflection of this emotional landscape. Pre-order Little Rope here, check out the band’s tour dates here, and view the video for “Hell” below.