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Albums Of The Week: Various Artists | Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me In: A Dig Me Out Covers Album

To mark the 25th anniversary of the indie-punk trio's breakthrough third album, a slate of VIPs — including Wilco & St. Vincent — put their own spin on the tunes.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “To commemorate 25 years of Dig Me Out, we’re releasing a covers album featuring some of our closest friends and admired artists!” Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker say in a press release. “We can’t wait to share these unique renditions with you.”

The artists who appear on Dig Me InSt. Vincent, Wilco, Margo Price, Tunde Adebimpe, Courtney Barnett, Black Belt Eagle Scout, The Linda Lindas, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Big Joanie, Low and others —have not so much covered the thirteen original songs but reinterpreted and reimagined them. 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.

In addition to the music, Cristina Daura has created a cover of the original artwork, and Kristen Ferguson has animated the lyric video.”