The biggest buzz at the SXSW Music Festival may have been that Carrie Brownstein is back. Sure she’s never really been gone, but the guitarist and singer has been busy working on a little show called Portlandia and hasn’t had the time to hit the stage with her trademark thrashing and explosive sound. Now the Sleater-Kinney guitarist has teamed up with Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, Helium singer-guitarist Mary Timony and Minders keyboardist Rebecca Cole to form a new band called Wild Flag. The indie-rock supergroup played shows all over Austin during at SXSW wowing fans with their heavy psychedelic pop songs. Despite not having an album out yet, fans of the group were already able to shout along with the group’s songs. While Wild Flag were playing shows at a relentless pace during SXSW, they made time to stop at IFC’s Crossroads House.
First stop was the interview room, where music host Ted Leo talked to the quartet about their highly anticipated album and their seemign ability to have even more fun than their fans when they play shows:
After their interview, the band hit the main stage at the IFC Crossroads House and proceeded to blow the socks off of everyone in the house: