Corin Tucker Band Announces Sophomore Album + Tour Dates

Corin Tucker Band have announced their sophomore album, “Kill My Blues” which will be released on September 18 via Kill Rock Stars). “Kill My Blues” is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 release “1,000 Years” and finds former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Tucker returning to her riot grrrl roots along with band members Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears), Sara Lund (Unwound) and Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks). Listen to Groundhog Day, the first track from “Kill My Blues” below.

MP3: The Corin Tucker Band – Groundhog Day

When talking about the writing and recording the new album, Tucker notes that it was a true group effort. “After the past two years playing together, traveling and making music, I think we’re more comfortable,” she says. “We collaborated on every song on this record and no one was shy about their ideas. I think you can hear that sense of joy and abandon in the songs.”

“Kill My Blues” track list:
1. Groundhog Day
2. Kill My Blues
3. Neskowin
4. I Don’t Wanna Go
5. Constance
6. No Bad News Tonight
7. Summer Jams
8. None Like You
9. Joey
10. Outgoing Message
11. Blood, Bones and Sand
12. Tiptoe

Watch the video below for Riley lifted from their debut album.


Tour dates:
9/14-15 Hideout Block Party
9/18 Johnny Brenda’s
9/21 The EARL
9/22 The Bottletree
9/23 DeLuna Fest
9/25 Local 506
9/26 Black Cat Backstage
9/27 Mercury Lounge
9/28 TT the Bear’s
9/29 The Bell House

Wild Flag Release Debut Album

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:

October

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

November

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

December

09 Minehead, UK ATP Nightmare Before Christmas

For more info on Wild Flag, go to http://www.myspace.com/wildflag.