“There’s always been something about Sleater-Kinney that’s been as much symbolic as it is actual. But inside of that are two real people; humans who fluctuate and are more interested in becoming than being. I think that tension is sometimes hard to navigate. We all feel this about things we love. You just want to hold it and for it not to change. But the only thing that’s going to happen, the only thing you can count on, is that it will change.” – Carrie Brownstein, episode 228 of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) join us upon the release of their 10th album, Path of Wellness! Created in the summer of 2020, we discuss how the group self-produced a record in the pandemic (4:02), making music as means of catharsis and connection (13:10), and their earliest, rose-colored memories of the band (18:15). Carrie and Corin also share the influence of Madonna and Joan Jett (22:37), the evolution of Sleater-Kinney (29:43, 38:50), and what it means to get back on tour this summer, in front of a live audience (42:33).
- Listen to Path of Wellness.
- Follow Sleater-Kinney on Instagram.
- Hit play on Worry With You, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone & Complex Female Characters again.
- Get your copy of Carrie’s memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.
- Read Jessica Hopper’s Pitchfork article on the band.
- Follow Corin’s Twitter & Carrie’s Instagram.
- Check out tour dates and learn more about Sleater-Kinney on their website.
- Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.