Since Sleater-Kinney went on indefinite hiatus in 2006, former members Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein have kept quite busy. Weiss has been pulling double duty as drummer in both Stephen Malkmus’ Jicks and Quasi, who just released the exemplary American Gong. Brownstein has found a second life as a writer, maintaining her own blog Monitor Mix on the NPR website, and performing in the comedy duo Thunder Ant with Fred Armisen. Corin Tucker, however, has maintained a relatively low profile in the music world apart from a one-off solo performance at Holocene in Portland last year.
All that is about to change, however, with the October release of Tucker’s solo debut on Kill Rock Stars. No title or official release date has been announced, but in a wide-ranging interview with Portland’s Mercury, Tucker revealed that the record is being produced at Portland’s Little Golden Book studio with help from Sarah Lund (formerly of Unwound) on drums and Seth Lorinczi (The Golden Bears, The Quails) on various instruments. In the interview, Tucker expresses ambivalence about Sleater-Kinney reforming, but leaves the possibility open.