Watching Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss musically kick ass as Sleater-Kinney through the late '90s and early '00s was beyond inspiring! They really stood for a particular moment in Olympia-based, riot grrrl-inspired rawk. In 2006, after the classic-rock-y The Woods, which was perhaps their strongest album ever and most promising, the band broke up, leaving us fans with little more than a vague promise they'd perhaps get back together someday.
Well, that someday still hasn't come. Janet Weiss has continued to drum with the awesome Quasi and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks; Carrie Brownstein (a longtime fashion hero) intellectualizes about music for NPR; and now, at last, Corin Tucker, who played guitar and sang (more like wailed) in S-K and was one of the band's founding members, is finally releasing a solo album!
Billed as Corin Tucker Band, Corin, along with Sara Lund and Seth Lorinczi, will be releasing an album October 5 on Kill Rock Stars as well as touring! This all just warms my 19-year-old heart of olde to hear! According to the KRS website, the initial tour dates are as follows:
7 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
8 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
9 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
11 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
13 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
25 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
26 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sleater-Kinney fans, rejoice! And if you haven't heard the idiosyncratic sound of Corin Tucker's tremulous vibrato yourself, listen here and become a fan!