Last night we announced that season three of Portlandia will be on IFC in January of 2013. While there will be a special airing in the summer and another during the holidays, that’s still a lot of time without Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. So while we wait for the return of Portlandia and the city’s impeccably odd inhabitants, let’s watch some of Carrie’s music videos.
As you know, way before Carrie ever stepped foot into the lovely land of Portlandia, she was wailing on her guitar in Olympia, Wa. band Excuse 17. She then went on to form the legendary indie rock band Sleater Kinney. If you don’t believe that she rocks, well, maybe you’ll believe Rolling Stone. In 2006 she was the only woman to earn a spot in the magazine’s readers’ list of the 25 “Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time.” Now she splits her time between writing and acting on our favorite sketch comedy show and fronting her band Wild Flag, a group that also features Mary Timony of Helium, Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney, and Rebecca Cole of the Minders (and the Portlandia live show band).
“Romance” by Wild Flag, dir. by Tom Scharpling
“Get Up” by Sleater-Kinney, dir. by Miranda July
“I Don’t Believe You” by The Thermals starring Carrie Brownstein, dir. by Whitey McConnaughy
“Jumpers” by Sleater-Kinney, dir. by Matt McCormick
“Electric Band” by Wild Flag, dir. by Andrew Ellmaker and Lara Gallagher
While this isn’t an official video, watch Carrie play with Excuse 17 at CBGB’s back in 1994: