Today the internet welcomes the first proper recording from Wild Flag, the Sleater-Kinney/Quasi/Minders supergroup featuring self-aware Pacific Northwest advocate Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Janet Weiss and Rebecca Cole. It starts off at summer camp, asks you to listen to the music to the music before it passes you by if you don't lose it you're gonna use it. Are we in The Hills now, at Unitarian church? Minutes deeper in, it sprawls toward the sound of your uncle playing "Born to be Wild" in his den, an experience that's not wholly unfavorable but still this one's better—eventually more than five minutes of the incredibly rewarding fruits of four grown up women, funny ones, who love working together and are still having as much fun as they did at their zine-making sleepovers yesteryear. Carrie says she loves playing it live because it's got "melodies, harmonies and then a fair amount of chaos." You can stream this Britt Daniels version of "Glass Tambourine" over at NPR, where lots of sweet and egghead weirdos let their freak flags fly. A re-recorded version produced by Chris Woodhouse will be on their LP, dropping early fall.
Stream: Wild Flag, "Glass Tambourine"