The debut self-titled album from Wild Flag, the 4-piece Portland, OR- and Washington, DC-based rock group including Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole and Janet Weiss, will be in stores on September 13. Featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Helium, the Minders and Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks to name just a few, Wild Flag premiered with a tour of small west coast rock clubs in the fall of 2010.
DJ Terre T premiered “Romance” the first single from Wild Flag’s new record on her show “The Cherry Blossom Clinic” Saturday on New Jersey’s independent freeform radio station WFMU.
Stream “Romance” from Wild Flag:
The group is touring North America throughout the summer and fall including a date opening for Sonic Youth at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Waterfront on August 12.
While all the members have known each other and played together in various projects for well over a decade, Wild Flag first came together in 2009 to write and perform the score for the critically acclaimed Lynn Hershman Leeson documentary !Women Art Revolution. After working together with such ease in the studio, the quartet decided to continue writing and recording as a working unit. The group spent months playing together, figuring out dynamics and working the songs out in a live context, before finally recording their debut album at Sacramento’s The Hangar with engineer Chris Woodhouse in April of 2011. All of the songs were performed live save for the vocal tracks.
Pre-order Wild Flag now on CD or LP in the Merge store.
Wild Flag on tour:
June 24 Calgary, AL Sled Island
June 25 Calgary, AL Sled Island
July 22 Chicago, IL Subterranean
July 23 Chicago, IL Wicker Park Festival
Aug 12 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront w/ Sonic Youth
Oct 3 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Oct 4 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
Oct 5 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
Oct 7 Champaign, IL High Dive
Oct 9 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Oct 10 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Oct 11 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Oct 14 Boston, MA Paradise
Oct 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Oct 20 Washington, DC Black Cat
Oct 21 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Oct 22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
Oct 24 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Oct 29 Austin, TX Emo’s
Oct 31 Tempe, AZ Rhythm Room
Nov 1 San Diego, CA Casbah
Nov 2 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Nov 3 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Nov 4 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Nov 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Nov 7 Arcata, CA Humboldt State
Nov 9 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Nov 10 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Nov 11 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Nov 12 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret