Heads Up!: Carrie Brownstein announces Wild Flag

23 Sep

So remember how back in april we covered the various rumors surrounding the future plans of the women of Sleater-Kinney.  Well, lets just say good things come to those who wait.  First of all the debut album of The Corin Tucker Band is finally coming out next month and is being followed by a small tour (definitely already have my tickets btw) which is pretty rad all on its own.

Todays discovery, however, may just be even more exciting in my book.

Carrie Brownstein officially announed that for the first time since 2006 she has a new band, Wild Flag.  What’s more is that its not just any old band.  It looks to be a virtual supergroup for anyone familiar with the portland music scene over the past 15 years.  Completing in the roster (if the picture didn’t give it away) is:

They’ve just signed to Merge Records and added that they are preparing to record a debut full length expected to be released next year.  In case that weren’t enough there is a small tour on the west coast planned.

Excited yet?!  Cuz I sure as hell am.  I mean, I may or may not have called my girlfriend on the way to work giggling like a mad woman about a new band that I’m sure made no sense to her in the morning hours.  At any rate, if thats not news to start your day off right the I don’t know what is.  So who’s with me, where does this rate on a ‘meh’ to ‘holy sh*t” scale?

Check out Carrie’s announcement on the All Songs Considered Blog, and a list of their tour dates below.

Wild Flag:

11-10 Olympia, WA – The Northern
11-12 Seattle, WA – High Dive
11-13 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
11-17 Sacramento, CA – The Hub
11-18 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11-19 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
11-20 San Diego, CA – Casbah
11-21 Pomona, CA – Alladin’s


One Response to “Heads Up!: Carrie Brownstein announces Wild Flag”


  1. Whosawhatsits: Good drummers vs. Bad Drummer « FastForward/Rewind - October 31, 2010

    […] Sara Lund (Unwound, Hungry Ghost, The Corin Tucker Band) and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Wild Flag) filmed this august at a drum festival in portland.  It is, in a word – […]

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