It looks like indie rock supergroup Wild Flag are closing the book on their brief time spent performing together. The band released one kickass album in their short time together, and played a year’s worth of incredible live shows, first winning us over at SXSW in 2011 with some of the most pure, joyous rock music we heard all week. But FACT reports, drummer Janet Weiss tells The Skinny that there’s not much activity in the works for the band’s future.
“It was great but I think it just kinda ran its course. It’s hard to have a band when you live five hours apart by plane,” she says.
Weiss, guitarist Carrie Brownstein and former Sleater-Kinney bandmate Corin Tucker reunited recently at a Pearl Jam concert, so there’s always the possibility (we’re trying not to get our hopes up too high) that the trio will play together again soon after being on an indefinite hiatus for seven years. In the meantime, Weiss is performing with Quasi, Carrie Brownstein stars on Portlandia, Mary Timony has a new band called Ex Hex and Rebecca Cole is performing with Telekinesis.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.