Hey pals, I’m still not ready to be posting full time (my new job is great and I love it, but my boyfriend and I still have to pack all of our stuff and move it to a new apartment), but I’m temporarily popping out of hibernation because my aforementioned boyfriend texted me this afternoon to let me know that Wild Flag will be playing in Cleveland this October and I’m so stoked that I can’t even handle it, but anyway, beyond Wild Flag being in Cleveland, you can now preorder their forthcoming full-length album from the Merge webstore (link here). Pre-orders will ship on or around the album’s September 13th street date and will come with a poster while supplies last.
To promote their album, Wild Flag will be embarking on a major tour. Dates can be seen here (just scroll to the bottom, artists are listed alphabetically.)
To celebrate all of this, I’m giving a way a copy of Wild Flag’s sold-out Future Crimes/Glass Tambourine 7”. I was lucky enough to score two copies and want to spread the joy. To enter, just leave a comment here with your name, e-mail address, and favorite Wild Flag-related song (meaning any favorite song by Sleater Kinney, Mary Timony, Spells, Minders, Quasi, etc. etc. etc.) To get you started, here’s a sampling of some of my favorite songs that members of Wild Flag have played a part in:
(Sleater Kinney, One More Hour)
(Mary Timony, Blood Tree)
(The Minders, Hooray for Tuesday]
(Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Gardenia)
I’ll be closing comments on this post on Friday, July 29th at midnight, EST. Until then, comment away!