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Wild Flag

Wild FlagAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Wild Flag is a Portland, Oregon- and Washington, DC-based quartet consisting of Carrie Brownstein, Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony, and Janet Weiss. The members of Wild Flag have played in numerous and notable bands including Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and others.

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  • Audio CD (September 13, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B005DLBL4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Wild Flag is a Portland, Oregon- and Washington, DC-based quartet consisting of Carrie Brownstein, Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony, and Janet Weiss. The members of Wild Flag have played in numerous and notable bands including Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and others. In April of 2011, they went to Sacramento, California, where they recorded their self-titled album with engineer Chris Woodhouse at the Hangar. All tracks were recorded live except for the vocals.

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75 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Riot Grrl band makes good...youthought no? September 13, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I don't normally write album reviews. I usually just make a diorama and show people what a specific set of songs means to me. With that said, here I go...this Portland based band has made the 15 yr old girl in me come alive with these super charged hooks, power kick beats and fuzzed out lyrical dynamacism (yup, that is a word now- you're welcome). Love the song 'romance" super sweet beats that totally made me forget to turn on my blinker when making a left turn, almost hit some dude in Lycra jogging on rt. 80 today, uh-oh. Sure, the tools at Pitchfork may sweat these gals hard, but the praise is worth it. This music is fun, energetic, fabulous, butt-kicking, almost like Edward James Olmos in Battle Start Gallactica. I have listened to the album about 8 times today, I know, unreal. So, pick this up, rock out, and take a trip back to the late 90s. I think this would be good work out music, if by working out you mean kicking in car windows of ex-boyfriends.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An improvement over the great Sleater-Kinney? December 22, 2011
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I have always respected and been a fan of Sleater-Kinney since it was such an honest, simple and expressive rock and roll trio...yet despite the simplicity...there was much more there than just three chord rock. My favorite Sleater Tunes were the most melodic onces.

"Wild Flag", made up of former members of that band, actually improve upon Sleater-Kinney by focusing on infectuous melodies. That is no easy accomplishment.

What I really like is the creative use of the instruments taking things well beyond stereotypical "buzz saw" guitars. There is wonderful harmonizing, dueling countermelodic tones, propulsive backbeats and anthemic chants that make this band create. what first sounds like simple punk/indie music, but upon careful listening, there is so much more there. This is great song writing, impressive musicianship and exemplary creativity. It reminds me of the high quality punk that came out of New York City in the 70's a la Talking Heads, and Television. "Romance", "Something Came over Me" and "Short Versions" are highlights but the other songs are of high quality.

A big thumbs up for adventerous music like this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Debut October 18, 2011
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I really dislike the overuse of "supergroup" to describe this band but if it gets people's attention that cool. I grew up on Helium and Sleater-Kinney and I really love the melding of the two sounds here. (Is it just me or does Short Version sound totally like What Institution Are You From?) I don't buy a lot of albums anymore because I prefer live music but so glad I got this one.

While it might not sound new if you listened to the bands above, I hope this introduces a new generation of girls to the riot-grrl sound. While Wild Flag are thoroughly 21st century, they remind me so much more of that era than say, Le Tigre. And I'm totally remembering all my Helium songs from days gone by.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy September 22, 2011
Format:Audio CD
A quick scan of Wild Flag's ingredients might give the impression that this is a new incarnation of girl-power phenom Sleater-Kinney, as two of its members are on board. But riot grrrl purists are likely to be disappointed because Wild Flag is not flying that particular flag. This is straight-up rock 'n' roll.

It's nice to know there are bands in 2011 still confident enough to refrain from slathering their output in gimmicks and synthesized polish. Here there are no samples, loops or other laptop noodling -- and mixing-board activity seems to have been kept to a minimum during production. The only tweak on "Wild Flag" is that the vocals were added in later, probably to allow the music to come through more fully. And it does. There is a palpable sense of space to the mix. The separate recordings also allow the frequent backing vocals to shine through.

The matchup of guitarist Mary Timony of Helium and keyboardist Rebecca Cole of The Minders with Sleater-Kinney band mates Janet Weiss (drums) and Carrie Brownstein (guitar) bears forth the same brand of gritty, meaty blues-rock as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, or more recently, The Dead Weather. Sleater-Kinney, one of the grrrl movement's enduring identifiers, put out great albums, but by 2005's "The Woods," it seemed to have run out of ideas.

Ideas are plentiful on "Wild Flag," and the energy is often fierce. Timony and Brownstein form an unholy alliance, the latter with her signature guitar-played-as-bass style and the former with a predilection to reach for the heavy-metal high notes. Together, they rage like Godzilla punching holes in skyscrapers, as on the epic, near 7-minute-long morsel of guitar fury, "Racehorse.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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This is no ordinary album. It is the best riot grrrl meets the best of indie pop. The promise of the international pop underground completely met.
If you have been bored with the recent output of indie artists, asking "wasn't indie rock and pop better?" this is the album for you.

Wild Flag brings indie rock and pop to it's spiritual peak. It is merging the best pop instincts of the elephant 6 collective with unapologetic punk and rock instincts.
Wild Flag is that good. Wild Flag are the rock and roll saviors you have been looking for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but no Sleater-Kinney
Big Sleater-Kinney and Carrie Brownstein fan, so bought this to support her new venture. I really like a couple of tracks, but overall it's not a favorite album of mine.
Published 7 months ago by Big Johnny
4.0 out of 5 stars When Is A Super Group Not A Super Group?
Make no mistake, Wild Flag is more than just Brownstein, and by no means is this band Sleater-Kinney redux. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Michael E. Canter
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock & Roll is here to stay!
These gals truly rock.

In Wild Flag, Carrie plays the most awesome, rock out guitar (Jimmy Page, anyone? Read more
Published 15 months ago by wolverton
3.0 out of 5 stars average
thought : had hoped it would rock HARDER. read about it in my Chicago newspaper. had higher expectations. any current info on Louise Post ?
Published 18 months ago by Michael Hamer
5.0 out of 5 stars fresh air
Wild Flag is an original idea, and a much needed breath of fresh air in an arena saturate noise

Thank You, Wild Flag
Published 21 months ago by Ryan Bridges
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the rebirth of a legend, the birth of a new legend
I became interested in the band Sleater-Kinney years ago, but after they broke up. The talents of Janet Wiess, and Carrie Brownstien really attracted me to this new band. Read more
Published 22 months ago by -netsplit
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun & Nice
So Sleater-Kinney breaks up and there is this void. Finally, I hear about Wild Flag first by learning about the single "Glass Tambourine" and enjoying the pseudo-psychedelia. Read more
Published on September 4, 2012 by Jonathan Reich
4.0 out of 5 stars I have new hope in Rock's future!
I was looking up Mary Timony and came across Wild Flag. Not only was I surprised by this band, I was also blown away by Carrie Brownstein's songs and singing. Read more
Published on September 2, 2012 by M. Alvarez
5.0 out of 5 stars Ripping good.
Smash 'em up fun for stomping. My 13 yr old put Romance on her shouting-after-school mix. Excellent lines, thumpy drums, guitars moving and rolling, angry but not mopey. Fun.
Published on July 23, 2012 by Bobby J Engeler-Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Good first release
I wanted some new music and after hearing the first couple singles and seeing this for the low price of $5 I decided to jump on it. Read more
Published on March 13, 2012 by Stefan Schreffler
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