Wild Flag: “Romance”
The word “supergroup” conjures images of grimacing dudes playing bloated, overlong, self-indulgent solos. Forget all that. Wild Flag is the supergroup of the future.
Wild Flag is a quartet of women that know their way around rock and roll. They all cut their teeth in the 90s punk scene. Members Carrie Brownstein, Rebecca Cole, Mary Timony, and Janet Weiss have known and played music with each other for over a decade in bands like Helium, Quasi, The Minders, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and famously, Sleater-Kinney.
The band released their eponymous debut earlier this month, and it shakes with punk energy, a little garage-psych freak-out and 60s pop fun. “Romance” is the record’s lead track and it kicks off the party. The guitars and keyboards are jagged but dance floor ready. The band adds a little playfulness in the bridge with hand-claps and sing-along vocals. It’s an infectious track from a band serious about rock and roll.