Published May 05, 2014As previously reported, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker recently started up a new project called super-Earth, who played their first shows last week. Now, it's been revealed that the band have begun recording material with the assistance of another '90s icon: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
The group's live debut at Portland's Secret Society Ballroom last week featured an on-stage lineup of Buck and Tucker, along with guitarist Scott McCaughey (Minus 5), drummer Bill Rieflin (Swans, Ministry) and guitarist Kurt Bloch. Ahead of the shows, McCaughey teased that the group would be playing "soon-to-be-album-sized new compositions."
Yesterday (May 4), a tweet sent out by filmmaker Lance Bangs suggested that the group are in fact in the studio working on a debut and added a picture featuring Buck, Tucker, Rieflin and McCaughey seated alongside Novoselic. Bangs described the scene as an "Ex-R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Nirvana, Flipper, Swans, Ministry, Young Fresh Fellows studio session."
Few other details have been let loose behind the project thus far, including whether or not Novoselic will be involved in future live performances, or whether he is just helping out in the studio. A timeline for when we can expect the debut offering from super-Earth has not yet been revealed.