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Supergroup Alert: Sleater-Kinney + Helium + The Minders = Wild Flag


Holy crap this group is super. Merge Records just dropped a major bombshell, by way of announcing the existence of and imminent release by Wild Flag, comprised of Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney fame), Mary Timony (Helium) and Rebecca Cole (of the fine, upstanding Portland power pop clan the Minders). I know, I know — it’s crazy, and it’s something we’re all going to have to hold our breath until we hear. The upside is that, by refusing to exhale in the midst of such extreme anticipation, we’ll definitely cut down our collective personal CO2 emissions between now and early 2011, which is when Merge projects their debut album will hit the streets. They’ve got a presently barren Myspace page, which, curiously, indicates they’ve been members since April. So, someone’s been holdin’ out on us. As of press time, they have exactly seven friends, and only two comments. In an act of social network archeology, it’ll be interesting to see how many people still care enough about Myspace to befriend and comment as word of this monumental come-together gets around. (At Myspace, their official website is listed as their Facebook page, where they’ve already got almost 700 friends, or “likes,” or whatever people call it over there.) They’ll be hitting the road together in November; check the dates after the jump!

Wild Flag on tour:
Nov 10 Olympia, WA The Northern
Nov 12 Seattle, WA High Dive
Nov 13 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Nov 17 Sacaramento, CA The Hub
Nov 18 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Nov 19 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Nov 20 San Diego, CA Casbah
Nov 21 Pomona, CA Aladdins