Carrie Brownstein Talks the Future of Sleater-Kinney and the Dissolution of Wild Flag

Carrie Brownstein Talks the Future of Sleater-Kinney and the Dissolution of Wild Flag
Sleater-Kinney's surprise onstage reunion during a Pearl Jam concert last November had the rumour mill churning regarding a proper band get-together. Now, band guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein has chimed in that she'd be "curious" to see what would happen if the band made new music again.

Speaking with Stereogum, Brownstein noted that she had been talking with writer/Rookie Mag editor Tavi Gevinson about what a Sleater-Kinney reunion would be like, having went on hiatus back in 2006.

"We were just talking about how when something is very tied to a certain time in your life — it's sometimes hard to reenter that at a different age or with a different perspective," Brownstein said. "So, it's like finding a way into the container that is Sleater-Kinney, finding a way of entering that with something that isn't necessarily as urgent as it was for me when I was 22."

She added: "What I appreciate about Sleater-Kinney is that we did six records and they all felt different. It was a band that was able to encapsulate different sensibilities because we were focusing on it as music and art and not as a statement. That was something other people ascribed to it more than we did. So I would be curious. I think we have more to say. I think we ended at a time when it wasn't tapering off, actually. I would be curious to know what the rest of the story is with that band."

It should be noted that nothing has been confirmed within the band about actually getting back together, and this isn't the first time Brownstein's discussed the possibility of a reunion.

Back in 2012, she told Wired, "Corin [Tucker] and I are still the best of friends, and we have been talking a lot about Sleater-Kinney as something to do again."

In the Stereogum interview, Brownstein also addressed the breakup of Wild Flag, which also featured Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss.

"I think a lot of people want stories or lives to have very distinct beginnings, middles, and endings. Generally I think things are a little more fluid than that," Brownstein said. "So I'm not really sure. It makes sense to me right now that Wild Flag isn't going to do anything in the near future, and I'm pretty happy with the record we put out. But I never really thought of it as something that was going to have a really monolithic identity or one that is very fixed."