NPR Music has the premiere of the first Wild Flag single, "Glass Tambourine". It's our first listen to a proper recording from the veritable rock supergroup that includes Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole, and you can click here to listen to it. Brownstein told NPR, "'Glass Tambourine' is a song that exemplifies a lot of why I love being in Wild Flag. It starts off as a warped pop song and then veers into something more psychedelic. There are melodies, harmonies and then a fair amount of chaos."
"Glass Tambourine" and another song called "Future Crimes" will each be featured on an upcoming 7", due out on Record Store Day, April 16. Both tracks were produced by Spoon's Britt Daniel and will be re-recorded with producer Chris Woodhouse for Wild Flag's debut LP, which should hit stores in the fall.
Wild Flag kicked off a tour over the weekend in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, and among the upcoming shows are two nights with Superchunk and Bright Eyes at Radio City Music Hall and and two gigs a day for four days straight during South by Southwest. Check out all the dates below.
3/07 Allson, MA - Brighton Music Hall
3/08 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall w/ Superchunk and Bright Eyes
3/09 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall w/ Superchunk and Bright Eyes
3/10 Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
3/11 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
3/12 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
3/13 Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree Cafe
3/14 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack
3/16 Austin, TX - SXSW - Waterloo Records
3/16 Austin, TX - SXSW - Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop (KEXP live broadcast)
3/17 Austin, TX - SXSW - The Parish
3/17 Austin, TX - SXSW - Austin Music Hall w/ Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Fishbone, Erykah Badu DJ set, and more
3/18 Austin, TX - SXSW - Urban Outfitters Back Lot
3/18 Austin, TX - SXSW - The Parish (Merge Records showcase)
3/19 Austin, TX - SXSW - The Mohawk
3/19 Austin, TX - SXSW - IFC Crossroads House
3/20 Dallax, TX - Brofest 2011 w/ The Greenhornes, Liturgy, Small Black, Native, Castanets, JEFF The Brotherhood, and more
3/22 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
3/23 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle w/ Grass Widow