St. Vincent Says She's Written Songs with Carrie Brownstein
Published Dec 16, 2014It turns out St. Vincent's collaborative work with Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein isn't limited to a handful of appearances on Portlandia, as Annie Clark recently revealed that the pair are sitting on some unreleased material they worked on together.
A recent appearance on Marc Maron's WTF podcast brought up Clark's Tulsa upbringing, her time playing with the Polyphonic Spree and David Byrne and more, with a late-conversation piece turning to her relationship with Brownstein. Clark praised the reunited Sleater-Kinney and described Brownstein's six-stringing as "the most crazy awesome outsider art guitar you've ever heard," eventually leading to the admission that they've written together.
"We've jammed," Clark confirmed. "She's such a cool, extemporaneous guitar player. My favourite thing about her playing is she's not afraid to go anywhere, and she always ends up in some place really cool that I never would have ever thought about: rhythmically, melodically. So it works best if I'm on drums."
Of the collaborative tunes, Clark confirmed: "We wrote a couple songs one time that I thought were really cool. They're in GarageBand somewhere."
Sadly, there are no plans for the songs to surface anytime soon ("I mean, she's pretty busy. I'm pretty busy," Clark pointed out), but when pressed by Maron to put out the material, the musician admitted "that would be fun."
You can listen to the podcast here.
In more concrete news, Brownstein's 2015 is about to kick off in a major way. Sleater-Kinney's reunion LP No Cities to Love is due January 20 through Sub Pop, with global tour dates keeping the band busy between February and May. Canadian dates are set in Toronto and Vancouver.