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    Tue, 03 Aug 2010 11:10:56

    Former Sleater-Kinney Singer Corin Tucker to Release "1,000 Years" - Band will also tour in October

    Kill Rock Stars will release 1,000 Years, the debut album from The Corin Tucker Band, which features Corin Tucker (Sleater Kinney) Sara Lund (Unwound) and Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears). Tucker, known for her buzzy vibrato, shot to fame in the 1990s as the singer/guitarist of Pacific Northwest riot grrl band Sleater-Kinney.

    You can download "Doubt" from 1,000 Years on Pitchfork now at if you want to take a test drive of Tucker's new project before committing to purchase.

    The Corin Tucker Band will be touring in support of the album as well. Dates are below. I wonder if her touring will upset longtime S-K fans, since one of the reasons that band went on hiatus was because Tucker wanted to focus on being a full-time mommy, which lessened her desire to be in a touring band.

    10.07 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater - w/ The Golden Bears
    10.08 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox - w/ The Golden Bears
    10.09 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall - w/ The Golden Bears
    10.11 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - w/ The Golden Bears
    10.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey - w/ The Golden Bears
    10.25 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club - w/ Hungry Ghost
    10.26 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - w/ Hungry Ghost
    10.28 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - w/ Hungry Ghost
    10.29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat - w/ Hungry Ghost

    A little background info on Tucker's post-S-K project: The new record began with the same surprise turn that started Corin Tucker's career back in 1991, that ended Sleater-Kinney's 11-year year run in 2006 and that inspired the punk-feminist rocker to redefine herself as a stay-at-home mom. In early 2009, Tucker was performing at a benefit show in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, airing out a couple of new songs. Another benefit -- and another pair of unheard tunes -- followed a few weeks later. The reaction from friends, fans and perfect strangers was unanimous "Everyone was saying, 'Oh, it'd be cool if you made a record'," Tucker recalls. "So I thought, Yeah! I should!" A year and change later 1,000 Years reveals the one-time Riot Grrrl as she is nearly 20 years after she began her career: as a full-grown Riot Woman. Old enough to trace the complexities of adult life, love and family, but still young enough to know better.

    Did you dig and follow the riot-grrl movement?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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