Sound Opinions Show

Apr 9, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up…The recently reunited band Sleater-Kinney is back with an acclaimed new album. And Death Cab for Cutie takes on life after divorce.


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot report on the sale of the original lyrics to Don McLean’s “American Pie” for $1.2 million. Fans can also anticipate an auction featuring unique items from The Monkees.


After their surprising hiatus announcement at the peak of their career in 2006, the members of Sleater-Kinney have reunited for a new album called No Cities to Love. Members Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Portlandia), Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, The Shins) talk about the decision to re-form, the “riot grrrl” scene of the Pacific Northwest in the 1990’s and their confrontational style. They also play songs from the new release.


Jim and Greg review Kintsugi by Death Cab for Cutie. This is the band’s first release since lead singer Ben Gibbard’s public divorce from Zooey Deschanel, as well as the first since the member/producer Chris Walla’s exit.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.