New Music: Listen To The Debut Album From Wild Flag

Crystal’s Team Pick:

Did you know that Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney have formed a band with Mary Timony (Hilium) and Rebecca Cole (The Minders)?  The outfit’s called Wild Flag, and right this second NPR are streaming their debut album in its entirety.

Listen to it here >


The self-titled record, Wild Flag, is going to drop on September 13. Pre-order your copy now.

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  1. September is a crazy month for great releases this year. And lord help me this Wild Flag album has been on my list for a while. Anyone going to their show in North Carolina? I’m heading down from VA myself to go see it. Thank goodness it’s on a Friday night because there’s going to be too much fun had at that show :)

    I just love how this album has a good time with rock music again. Some kick ass girls of rock playing kick ass fun songs!

  2. I haven’t listened to the album yet, but I am so, so excited. I lived in Portland when Sleater-Kinney had their last show, but was too poor to go. I’m so glad there are further opportunities to see the amazing Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss live.

  3. I’m falling hard for this record. If you have a chance to see WILD FLAG live, DO IT. They are fun, captivating, incredible musicians.

    Autostraddle, please consider changing the “pre-order your copy” link to the Merge Records site instead of Amazon. Merge is an awesome label, treats their artists fairly, and has been putting out great independent music for 20+ years. It would be a stronger show of support for the band and those still trying to make an honest go at it in the music industry. Thanks!

  4. AAAAHHHH I am so pleased that I can hear this Even Sooner!! And yesyesyes everybody go see them live, I got to catch them a month or so ago and they were one of the best live acts that I’ve ever seen. The rare supergroup that really lives up to the sum of its parts.

  5. Wild Flag live is definitely the best way to experience Wild Flag! These are musicians that really love what they do, and it shows. So much energy and fun. Oh, and if you’re lucky enough to catch their encore cover of “Ask the Angels”, get ready to have your mind blown.

  6. I’ve seen them twice. Once in LA at their first gig at Spaceland, then at SXSW.

    I wasn’t impressed. Janet is one of the greatest female drummers of our time, and the same can be said for Carrie. Frankly, I was bored. Carrie had to be heckled by the crowd to display any sort of energy.

    The quality of the 7″ was sad to say the least.

    Trust me, I want to like this band just as much as the next person – but this is a far cry from anything i’ve seen any of the band members release in the past. Mega over-hype.

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