Via Pitchfork--Wild Flag is band pretty much everyone (including possibly L.A. WEEKLY) decided to call a "supergroup," and that's because Wild Flag has Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole, and Janet Weiss. (And that is Sleater-Kinney, Helium, the Minders, Quasi and more.) But until now, they've been pretty much a theoretical supergroup, thanks to a band stance on not releasing any music online. Says their Myspace, cruelly:
What is the sound of an avalanche taking out a dolphin? What do get when you cross a hamburger with a hot dog? The answer is: WILD FLAG. [...] Apt adjectives for describing the band's music: wild. Also: flaggy.
And later, they explained further:
We get a lot of inquiries as to when people can hear Wild Flag. We've answered this question before but here it is again: you can hear us on tour first.
Fair enough--might be kind of nice to walk into a room (like Spaceland on Friday) without every possible recorded moment of a band cooling down on a flash drive in your pocket--without any expectations at all. (Well, except early rumors that they were covering the Standells' "Dirty Water"!)
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But as usual the Internet tramples everything, and today the first videos of Wild Flag went online. Spoilers within.