Sleater-Kinney Offshoot Wild Flag Announce Debut Album

(Sacks) Wild Flag's debut self-titled album will be released September 13 on Merge Records. The group featues Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole and Janet Weiss.

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.

On June 18 Terre T will premiere the first single from Wild Flag's new record, "Romance" on her show "The Cherry Blossom Clinic" at New York's WFMU FM. 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.

June 24 Sled Island Calgary, AL
June 25 Sled Island Calgary, AL
July 22 Subterranean Chicago, IL
July 23 Wicker Park Festival Chicago, IL
August 12 Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, NY*
October 3 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
October 4 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
October 5 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
October 7 High Dive Champaign, IL
October 9 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
October 10 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
October 11 Lee's Palace Toronto, ON
October 14 Paradise Boston, MA
October 15 Bell House Brooklyn, NY
October 16 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
October 18 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
October 19 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
October 20 Black Cat Washington, DC
October 21 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
October 22 40 Watt Athens, GA
October 24 Bottletree Birmingham, AL
October 26 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
October 29 Emo's Austin, TX
October 31 Rhythm Room Tempe, AZ
November 1 Casbah San Diego, CA
November 2 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
November 3 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
November 4 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
November 5 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
November 7 Humboldt State Arcata, CA
November 9 Doug Fir Portland, OR
November 10 Doug Fir Portland, OR
November 11 Neumo's Seattle, WA
November 12 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
* with Sonic Youth and Kurt Vile & the Violators

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