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 members have come in contact:

Brownstein and Weiss were in Sleater-Kinney, and toured with Timony’s band Helium on numerous occasions. Brownstein and Timony played in a side project called The Spells. Rebecca Cole’s Portland-based band The Minders was a frequent opener for Sleater-Kinney. Weiss and Cole play together in The Shadow Mortons.

If someone drew a visual representation illustrating the ways in which all indie bands are interconnected, the four musicians who make up WILD FLAG would be in the same, tiny sphere. Eventually, they figured it out; it’s more exciting to simply join musical forces than it is to make sense of this paragraph.

They plan to record their debut in early 2011. Keep track of their goings on at Twitter and Facebook. And, if you live near the West Coast, hear them firsthand on tour:

11/10 – Olympia, WA @ The Northern
11/12 – Seattle, WA @ High Dive
11/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/17 – Sacaramento, 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 @ Aladdins