Posted in music on December 5, 2013

Wild Flag at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
Wild Flag

After the breakup of Sleater-Kinney, Corin Tucker went solo, and Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss teamed up with Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium) and Rebecca Cole (The Minders) to form Wild Flag. They gave us an excellent album (one of our favorites of 2011) and toured like crazy, but apparently this great run has proved to be a short one because the band are no more. Janet Weiss tells The Skinny (via Stereogum), "It was great but I think it just kinda ran its course. It's hard to have a band when you live five hours apart by plane." That's a bummer if Wild Flag is done for good, but if so, thanks for the great memories!

On the bright side, Mary has been busy with her new band Ex Hex (who have an album coming out on Merge), and Rebecca's also been playing keyboards in another Merge band, Telekinesis. Janet is forever busy, having released an album with Quasi and Drumgasm this year, and of course Carrie always has Portlandia. Oh yeah, and all three members of Sleater-Kinney reunited on stage with Pearl Jam last week, so here's to hoping that wasn't the last we'll be seeing of Corin, Carrie, and Janet together.

Watch a live video of Wild Flag at SXSW 2011 below...

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Wild Flag at SXSW 2011

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Comments (22)

1 down, thousands of shitty bands to go.

If only Arcade Fire were next

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:13 PM

I actually kind of love that they're done after one. Brief and earnest is never a bad way to go. Cheers to these ladies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:16 PM

Corin's 2 solo albums > Wild Flag album (by a lot)

Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:16 PM

LOL. Like there are better bands than these, 12:13. There aren't more than 10 current, active new-ish bands who could make that case.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:17 PM

park slope is BUMMED

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:22 PM

King Krule
Temples
Tame Impala
Haim
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
POND
Veronica Falls
Still Life Still
Action Bronson
Japandroids

@12:17 HA!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:24 PM

SUCKED live.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:24 PM

I liked Corin's solo work better too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:24 PM

Can we get on with the Sleater-Kinney reunion now? This needs to fucking happen

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:25 PM

12:24: Nope. Not even close.

And I'm not 12:17.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:27 PM

terrible news.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:36 PM

I blame Fred Armisen

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:42 PM

12:24 is Glasslands GHB 4 LYFE

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 12:57 PM

"SUCKED live."

Are you even alive?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:16 PM

12:22 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:37 PM

Glad I got to see them.They were a great live band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:38 PM

Saw them live a few times and the performances ranged from "OK" to "Smoking"...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 1:41 PM

Riot Girrrl is dead and Kathleen Hannah is next.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:09 PM

THANK GOD

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 2:25 PM

Look for them to reunite in 2016, joining Soundgarden onstage in a rousing cover of "Bad Motor Scooter" by Montrose.

Posted by Hymie | December 5, 2013 3:09 PM

But, hey...you still get to watch Carrie all the time via her American Express commercials! Now THAT'S integrity.

Posted by annagranfors | December 6, 2013 3:12 AM

shit band, good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:21 PM

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