Corin Tucker Band's Video For "Neskowin" Premieres With NPR Music First Watch

posted September 20, 2012

Corin Tucker Band's Video For "Neskowin" Premieres With NPR Music First Watch

The Corin Tucker Band’s highly anticipated sophomore effort Kill My Blues is out this week on Kill Rock Stars. To celebrate the release NPR Music is premiering the video for the album track “Neskowin,” which finds the group portraying legendary British punk rockers X-Ray Spex, with a First Watch. The album is available for $5 via http://corintuckerband.bandcamp.com through the end of release week.

The follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2010 release 1,000 Years, Kill My Blues finds former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Tucker returning to her riot grrrl sonic roots along with band members Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears), Sara Lund (Unwound, Hungry Ghost) and Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks). Of the new record, Rolling Stone notes that the “mighty singer shreds her lungs just like the old days,” while TIME hails Kill My Blues as a “blazing return” and Stereogum raves that it “brings back some of the raw fury of [Tucker’s] youth.” The group is on tour throughout the fall; please see below for a track list and tour dates.

Of writing and recording the new album, Tucker notes that Kill My Blues was a group effort. “After the past two years playing together, traveling and making music, I think we’re more comfortable,” she says. “We collaborated on every song on this record and no one was shy about their ideas. I think you can hear that sense of joy and abandon in the songs.”

Best-known for her role in punk rock mainstay Sleater-Kinney, Tucker also played in the influential early-'90s rock group Heavens to Betsy. Recently she has appeared alongside Sleater-Kinney bandmate Carrie Brownstein in the IFC comedy Portlandia. Corin lives with her two children and filmmaker husband Lance Bangs in Portland.

 CORIN TUCKER BAND, KILL MY BLUES

  1. Groundhog Day
  2. Kill My Blues
  3. Neskowin
  4. I Don’t Wanna Go
  5. Constance
  6. No Bad News Tonight
  7. Summer Jams
  8. None Like You
  9. Joey
  10. Outgoing Message
  11. Blood, Bones and Sand
  12. Tiptoe

CORIN TUCKER BAND TOUR

  • September 18            Johnny Brenda’s            Philadelphia, PA
  • September 19            Strange Matter            Richmond, VA
  • September 21            The EARL            Atlanta, GA
  • September 22            The Bottletree            Birmingham, AL
  • September 23            DeLuna Fest            Pensacola, FL
  • September 25            Local 506            Chapel Hill, NC
  • September 26            Black Cat Backstage            Washington, DC
  • September 27            Mercury Lounge            New York, NY
  • September 28            TT the Bear’s            Cambridge, MA
  • September 29            The Bell House            Brooklyn, NY
  • October 2            Brillobox            Pittsburgh, PA
  • October 3            The Wexner Center            Columbus, OH
  • October 4            Firebird            St. Louis, MO
  • October 5            Record Bar            Kansas City, MO
  • October 6            Hi Dive            Denver, CO
  • October 7            Urban Lounge            Salt Lake City, UT
  • October 9            The Echo            Los Angeles, CA
  • October 10            Café du Nord            San Francisco, CA
  • October 12            Crocodile Café            Seattle, WA
  • October 13            Bunk Bar            Portland, OR

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