Carrie Brownstein Fuels Further Sleater-Kinney Reunion Talk

Written by Nastassia Baroni on 7th January, 2014

Carrie Brownstein Fuels Further Sleater-Kinney Reunion Talk

Fans of indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney were delighted with a special reunion performance last year when the band appeared on stage together for the first time in almost a decade, during a Pearl Jam concert in Portland. The performance spurred rumours of a possible 2014 reunion and now in a interview with Stereogum, guitarist Carrie Brownstein has hinted at the idea.

In the interview, when asked what the special Pearl Jam performance meant in regards to a possible reunion, Brownstein made no promises but neither did she rule out the possibility. “I would be curious [of reuniting]. I think we have more to say. I think we ended at a time when it wasn’t tapering off, actually. I would be curious to know what the rest of the story is with that band,” she said.

“What I appreciate about Sleater-Kinney is that we did six records and they all felt different,” said Brownstein. “It was a band that was able to encapsulate different sensibilities because we were focusing on it as music and art and not as a statement. That was something other people ascribed to it more than we did.”

Sleater-Kinney, made up of vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, guitarist Carrie Brownstein, and drummer Janet Weiss, went on hiatus following a tour in support of their much lauded 2005 release, The Woods. Following the split, each member plunged into other various projects and Brownstein found popular notoriety from her subsequent work on the sketch comedy series, Portlandia, created with Fred Armisen.

Brownstein and Armisen are currently in production on the show’s fourth season which is set to include an insane list of guest stars including Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, and TV On The Radio‘s Tunde Adebimpe. Plus Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

Brownstein also adressed the future of her other supergroup Wild Flag confirming that while she’s not closing the door completely, they have no plans in the near future. “It makes sense to me right now that Wild Flag isn’t going to do anything in the near future, and I’m pretty happy with the record we put out,” she said. “But I never really thought of it as something that was going to have a really monolithic identity or one that is very fixed.”


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