On this date 25 years ago, Sleater-Kinney released their breakthrough album, Dig Me Out. Wait, can you believe it’s been 25 years?! Whew. In honor of the album’s big anniversary, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein lowkey dropped the news on their socials that there will be an accompanying tribute album to Dig Me Out. Its list of contributors is quite impressive, put it quite mildly.
Though we don’t know who will cover each song, the participants include St. Vincent, Wilco, Courtney Barnett, Low, rising rockers The Linda Lindas, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Self Esteem, Margo Price and many more.
Some of the proceeds of the sales will go to SMYRC, a Portland-based LGBTQIA+ youth center.
“To commemorate 25 years of Dig Me Out, we’re releasing a covers album featuring some of our closest friends and admired artists! We can’t wait to share these unique renditions with you. Coming this summer!” the announcement said.
Last year, Sleater-Kinney released their latest studio album, Path of Wellness. They performed at Eddie Vedder’s Ohana festival and were on tour with Wilco. The duo also participated in our tribute to Pearl Jam’s Ten turning 30, which you can read here.