Sleater-Kinney are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their third studio album Dig Me Out with the release of a new covers album: Dig Me In: A Dig Me Out Covers Album is due out October 21. A portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to SMYRC, an LGBTQIA+ youth center based in Portland.
Earlier this year, the band announced that Wilco, St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, Low, the Linda Lindas, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio would each be covering songs from the 1997 album, and now, the group has shared the full tracklist. The album will include new versions of the original Dig Me Out songs performed by the aforementioned musicians, as well as Low, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Margo Price, and others.
Ahead of the release, Courtney Barnett has shared her cover of “Words and Guitar.” The track arrives with a new lyric video that you can watch below.
“The artists who appear on Dig Me In have not so much covered the 13 original songs, but reinterpreted and reimagined them,” Sleater-Kinney shared in a statement. “Through added layers or the subtraction of guitars and drums, they provide a new way into the songs. Fresh rage, joy, pain, reclamation, slyness, and longing. Other interpretations slow down or stretch out the songs, trading urgency for contemplation, weariness or even a hint of ease.”