Corin Tucker, the former de facto leader of Sleater-Kinney, recently announced plans to drop Kill My Blues, the second album from her Corin Tucker Band, and a press release promised a sonic return to Tucker’s riot grrl past. Given that Tucker’s work with Sleater-Kinney and Heavens To Betsy established her as probably the greatest wailer that the scene produced (with apologies to Kathleen Hanna), this is an extremely good thing. Tucker has now shared “Groundhog Day,” the album’s opener, and it does indeed bring back some of Tucker’s old primal roar, but it also brings some Allman Brothers expansive choogle and some Pacific Northwest indie-pop cuteness. And it finds Tucker singing candidly about her time away from music and what she’s seen happening in her time away. It’s great. Download it below.
Kill My Blues is out 9/18 on Kill Rock Stars.