Kate Pierson

B-52s co-founder Kate Pierson will make her solo debut next year with the release of Guitars and Microphones, a 10-track album described as “marrying party rock, psychedelia and socio-political punk” and featuring songs co-written by Sia and a guest appearance by guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes on several tracks.

The album is due out Feb. 17, but you can get the first taste of the record via lead single “Mister Sister,” which boasts a Fred Armisen-starring video that you can watch below.

The B-52s, who formed in 1976 in Athens, Ga., remain active, although guitarist Keith Strickland announced in late 2012 that he would stop touring touring with the band. The group’s most recent studio album is 2008’s Funplex.

Below, check out the “Mister Sister” video and full tracklist and artwork for Guitars and Microphones.




Kate Pierson

Tracklist: Kate Pierson, Guitars and Microphones

1. “Throw Down the Roses”
2. “Mister Sister”
3. “Guitars and Microphones”
4. “Crush Me With Your Love”
5. “Bottoms Up”
6. “Bring Your Arms”
7. “Wolves”
8. “Matrix”
9. “Time Wave Zero”
10. “Pulls You Under”






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