Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Hurry On Home’ to the Modern Times

Riot grrrl pioneers Sleater-Kinney came back from their slumber in 2015, releasing No Cities to Love after a 10-year hiatus. Four years after their release, it seems like they’re returning stronger than ever. Sleater-Kinney released their new single, “Hurry on Home,” after announcing that they’re back in the studio with indie rock icon St. Vincent taking on production duties. The single shows that the band, which started in the 90s, is ready to tackle new eras and sounds of the 2010s.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joy and Pain in ‘Dedicated’

Carly Rae Jepsen, the world’s most dynamic pop musician who got her start from viral earworm “Call Me Maybe,” is back with her latest album. “Dedicated” is her first album since her critical darling “Emotion,” and the release of the album has also been a big viral moment in pop music, since it is the album with the highest Metacritic user score of all time. While the album sometimes trips in its missteps, it is still a solid direction in Carly Rae Jepsen’s career.