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Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Minders Supergroup Wild Flag Plan Album, Tour

No music just yet, but I imagine the Portland, OR/Washington D.C. quartet Wild Flag will come up with something interesting. The group includes Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (also of Quasi, of course) with Helium's Mary Timony and the Minders' Rebecca Cole. As their label Merge points out, this isn't the first time the… More »

By: brandon / September 22, 2010

Corin Tucker – “Doubt”

UPDATE: The tracks were mislabeled, this one's actually called "Doubt." A couple weeks back we learned that Corin Tucker's awaited solo LP had a name, cover art and track list. Now you can hear a track from 1,000 Years. "Doubt" starts out okay, but really gets strong at the breakdown, when Tucker come… More »

By: jessica / August 2, 2010

Corin Tucker 1,000 Years LP Due In October

As we mentioned, Corin Tucker's been working on her debut solo LP. Now it's got a name and a release date: 1,000 Years (how long it's been since Sleater-Kinney announced their indefinite hiatus) will be out via Kill Rock Stars on October 5. As you can see, the release is under the name "The… More »

By: jessica / July 12, 2010

Corin Tucker Announces Solo LP

Janet Weiss has been busy with Quasi's American Gong and Carrie Brownstein puts on the best in-stores when not blogging for NPR. Now, after a long hiatus, Corin Tucker's moving back into the music thing: The former Sleater-Kinney co-vocalist/co-guitarist is working on her debut solo album, due at some point via Kill Rock… More »

By: brandon / April 8, 2010

Quasi – “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler" is the second to last track on Quasi's eighth album American Gong, but according to its Titanic-themed Clyde Peterse-directed video, it's the end-all finale. The Portland institution of vocalist/guitarist Same Coomes and ex-wife/Sleater-Kinney drummer/vocalist Janet Weiss (and since 2007, bassist Joanna Bolme) are experts of a certain strain of old-school… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2010

St. Vincent – “Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood” Video (Feat. ThunderAnt)

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, aka team ThunderAnt, again return to the feminist bookstore, this time for an in-store performance by St. Vincent. There isn't as much Annie Clark face time as recent St. Vincent clips: In fact, Armisen and Brownstein, who really hit their stride in Women And Women First, manage… More »

By: brandon / February 4, 2010

James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein Star In New Movie

The Portland indie rockers show off their acting chops in Portland indie filmmaker Matt McCormic's Some Days Are Better Than Others. It's basically Portland indie rock Space Jam. Corin Tucker cameos! Watch the trailer. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2009

Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein Return To The Feminist Bookstore

We've kept you abreast of ThunderAnt's various adventures. In the newest, possibly funniest episode they head back to Women And Women First to stock the music section, deconstruct laptop live performances, and discover the sound of chard: Browse. "Do you feel the AC?"… More »

By: brandon / December 4, 2008

New Live Britt Daniel – “Who Backs Your Money?”

That's right, Britt Daniel, not Spoon. Through the power of bootlegging, we heard a live take of the strutting new Spoon track "Writing To You In Reverse" as it was performed at the 2008 Pitchfork Fest in July. Last week Britt Daniel performed a solo set at Wonder Ballroom in Portland as part of… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2008

Fred Armisen Shows Carrie Brownstein His “One Man Show”

Last time ThunderAnt were in the kitchen, today Fred invites Carrie to his probing performance art piece which is funny for all the wrong reasons. Watch. More »

By: brandon / September 3, 2008

New ThunderAnt: Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Enter The Kitchen

At this point, Thunderant doesn't need an introduction, but taking short attention spans into consideration, it's the comedy duo of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Last time we saw them, they tried (and succeeded in) penning "The Perfect Song." This time, they're Steven and Maggie, promoting a new Portland restaurant, Katchenza, which hasn't… More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2008

Blitzen Trapper Meet Carrie Brownstein, Play The Stereogum Party

Of all the bands at our SXSW party, Blitzen Trapper seemed most likely to collapse the Volume stage. Yes, more so than HEALTH -- there are more people, you see. The six Portlanders crowded onto the riser and proceeded to bounce and stomp with an overflow of energy you might not have immediately grasped… More »

By: brandon / March 20, 2008

New Thunderant Video – “The Perfect Song”

We've visited with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in the past -- on a nice date and behind the scenes at a feminist bookstore. With this new Thunderant video, the comedic twosome's topped themselves, showing us the arduous, soulful recipe for creating "The Perfect Song." Hint: include lots of rainbows, a Raggedy A… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2007

Various Artists’s 2007 Best Of Lists

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler's year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here are a slew of additional artists-on-artists top 10s. We've come to discover that artist lists are often more idiosyncratic and varied than the others sorts of lists we've bee… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2007

NPR Asks Stephin Merritt To Write A Song (Very Quickly), Hosts Carrie Brownstein’s Blog

NPR's All Songs Considered has this new segment "Project Song" where a musician type's given 48 hours to write a tune based on the materials the Public Radio peeps provide. The first person selected, our favorite hangdog Stephin Merritt, kick started his creative juices with the year 1974 and a creepy Phil Toledano photo of… More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2007

Thunderant – Episode 2: “Feminist Bookstore”

We're sure you remember the nice date between Fred Armisen and Carry Brownstein in Thunderant's debut, "This Is Nice." Well, the Sleater-Kinney ex and SNL funny man are back at it, this time with a bit more hair. Carrie dropped us a line this a.m. to explain the duo's second short film, "Feminist Bookstore"... More »

By: Stereogum / September 17, 2007

ThunderAnt – Episode 1: “This Is Nice” (Stereogum Premiere)

We just told you Corin Tucker's been busy singing along with AT&T spokesman EdVed, but ever wonder what happened to Carrie Brownstein after Sleater-Kinney called it quits? Well, our favorite windmilling guitarist found a formidable partner of her own: SNL funny guy Fred Armisen. The duo, calling themselves ThunderAnt, are creating a serie… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2007

New Eddie Vedder (Feat. Corin Tucker) – “Hard Sun”

EdVed (thanks for the nickname, Nic Offer!!!) buddy Sean Penn produces and directs the forthcoming biopic Into The Wild (based on a novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer), dealing with the life and times of Christopher McCandless: a road traveler who starved to death at 24 after a temporarily successful/ultimately doomed… More »

By: Stereogum / August 20, 2007

War Doesn’t Solve Anything

It's USA For Africa for the ironic hipster set! Head here for the "Coronation" episode of sketch comedy show Wonder Showzen, and FF to 14:27 for John Oates, Devendra, Corin Tucker, Bill Callahan, Rick Springfield, and puppets (via P4K). Showzen's a Sesame Street-styled adult satire, created by PFFR's John Lee… More »

By: Stereogum / December 11, 2006
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