Carrie Brownstein talks new Sleater-Kinney record, forms band with Janet Weiss, gives me a million excitement-induced heart attacks

Carrie Brownstein talks new Sleater-Kinney record, forms band with Janet Weiss, gives me a million excitement-induced heart attacks

Do you miss Sleater-Kinney? We do. Like, a lot. It’s been four long years since they announced their sudden hiatus that pretty much everyone has assumed to be a breakup. In that time, we’ve seen a lot of musical action from drummer Janet Weiss (see: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Bright Eyes, Quasi), but nearly nothing from guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker. Well, no longer! In a recent interview with IFC, Brownstein mentioned that she has started a new band with Weiss. Other than that, one can count the details about this new group on a single hand: they have seven songs written, there are four members in the band, and they’re mostly based out of Portland.

As exciting as that news is, Brownstein dropped a potentially even more exciting bit of info. When asked about Sleater-Kinney, the guitarist said that “[they] will probably do something” and that that something might just be a new record released “sometime in the next five years.” This is good news and all, but now I have to live in constant fear of my heart exploding from glee sometime within the next five years. Yay?

• Sleater-Kinney: http://www.sleater-kinney.com

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