The debut self-titled album from Wild Flag, a Portland, OR / Washington, DC-based 4-piece indie rock band consisting of Carrie Brownstein, Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony, and Janet Weiss, will be available online and in stores on September 13 through Merge Records.
Wild Flag has a very good indie rock pedigree. The members of Wild Flag have played in numerous and notable bands including Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and others. Here are the connections that eventually formed Wild Flag. Brownstein and Weiss were in Sleater-Kinney and regularly toured with Timony’s band Helium. Brownstein and Timony played in a side project called The Spells. Rebecca Cole’s band The Minders frequently opened for Sleater-Kinney. Weiss and Cole play together in the 1960’s garage-rock cover band The Shadow Mortons. After collaborating on a score for a documentary, future practices were scheduled, songs were written, Wild Flag was formed.
You can sample all the tracks in the album trailer below which was directed by Andrew Ellmaker & Lara Gallagher.
Take a listen to the first single ‘Romance’ below taken from the album.
Wild Flag tour schedule:
03 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
04 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
05 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
07 Champaign, IL High Dive
08 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
09 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
10 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
11 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
14 Boston, MA Paradise
19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
20 Washington, DC Black Cat
21 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
24 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
26 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
28 Dallas, TX The Loft
29 Austin, TX Emo’s
31 Tempe, AZ Rhythm Room
01 San Diego, CA Casbah
02 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
03 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
04 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
05 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
07 Arcata, CA Humboldt State
09 Portland, OR Doug Fir
10 Portland, OR Doug Fir
11 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
12 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
09 Minehead, UK ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
For more info on Wild Flag, go to http://www.myspace.com/wildflag.