Merge Records | September 2011
Wild Flag’s debut self-titled album is the brainchild of Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney, Mary Timony of Helium, and Rebecca Cole of The Minders. That’s just a few of their past endeavors, but this time their pop-rock fusion is a phenomenon. Carrie Brownstein completely reigns over us with her effervescent vocals and energy that bursts through the record, while Mary Timony is able to reel you back to the soft edge you might remember from The Mary Timony Band. The album brings us The Clash mixed with a psychedelic spin on what feels like post-punk to modern day indie-rock. The groove of their connection rides straight through the album and gives us a solid record constructed by four fearless women.
Listen to this: While watching Portlandia. — Attia Taylor