Though it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting a Pavement-style reunion from the great Sleater-Kinney anytime soon, all three members have chimed in on the subject in as many weeks, so let’s recap the state of a possible Sleater-Kinney reunion as of this year’s cruelest month…
Janet Weiss to CNN: “Maybe someday. I’m prepared to wait awhile — when those million-dollar offers come in (smiles). It’s not going to be this polished, moneymaking machine. We’ve never been that. The reunion will be just as out of control as it always was. [But] we’re all happy where we are at the moment.”
Corin Tucker to the Portland Mercury: “The door is open. We ended things on a hiatus so that it was always something that could happen in the future. You know, I’d love to live a long productive life and do a lot of different things. This has been the challenge of trying different musical styles, and I’d like to do more of that—regardless of Sleater-Kinney or other projects.”
Carrie Brownstein to IFC: “To get back into it we have to be in that place where we can immerse ourselves fully. I think it will happen. We have to loop around, and we’re at the far end of the circle, away from the band, but I think we will come back and revisit it. And hopefully that record will be sometime in the next five years.”
So it sounds like we better be patient for a few years. My guess is that it will happen sooner than the half-decade mark, but hey, if I ever have an extra million bucks to spare, perhaps they will headline my imaginary TwentyFourBit Fest even sooner.