Sleater-Kinney’s new “The Center Won’t Hold” is an ambitious sound overhaul with a caustic point of view. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Sleater-Kinney has persevered for a quarter of a century since emerging as one of the most prominent “riot grrrl” bands in 1994. Their journey since then has included an 8-year hiatus, an evolution of sound and the recent departure of longtime drummer Janet Weiss, which turned the trio into the duo of vocalists/guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. The group recorded their new “The Center Won’t Hold” before the departure of Weiss, however, and the release is an ambitious sound overhaul thanks in great part to provocateur producer Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent). “The Center Won’t Hold” is also a revisit of an old theme: Sleater-Kinney’s 2002 release, “One Beat,” addressed America’s anxiety and malaise in post-9/11 America with George W. Bush serving as President. The new release is an amped-up exploration of societal upheaval and uncertainty under the domain of Donald Trump. Many long-veteran bands would hav...