Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker Announces More Details About First Solo Album

    As previously reported, former Sleater-Kinney member Corin Tucker has been working on a solo record. A smattering of information has been released, but it at least covers the basics: the album’s called 1,000 Years, the credit goes to “The Corin Tucker Band” (a group rounded out by percussionist Sara Lund from Unwound, producer and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears and vocalist Julianna Bright) and there is a track listing:

    01 1,000 Years
    02 Half A World Away
    03 It’s Aways Summer
    04 Handed Love
    05 Doubt
    06 Dragon
    07 Riley
    08 Pulling Pieces
    09 Thrift Store Coats
    10 Big Goodbye
    11 Miles Away

    According to Tucker’s press release, the presence of strings and “interlocking percussion” gives the album a softer (than Sleater-Kinney) feel. Makes sense: the former Heavens To Betsy and Cadallaca rocker is now a grown-ass woman with two kids. Consider this “expanding one’s horizons.”

     

    For those stuck on the hipness, here’s a talking point: several songs were written for the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. “They didn’t work for the movie, but I kept them anyway,” Tucker says. “The themes work exactly. The monsters, beasts and demons, all those things working on you. I think there’s a lot of personal angst in that story.” See? This is why you should listen to your parents when they say, “I know just how you feel. I was a teenager in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf, too.”

    1,000 Years is scheduled to be released October 6 on her old home Kill Rock Stars. A brief West Coast tour is scheduled immediately after the record’s release.

    10/7, Portland, OR (Aladdin Theater)
    10/8, Seattle, WA (Showbox)
    10/9, Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
    10/11, San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)
    10/13, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)