Album: No Cities To Love
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Of course, just because Sleater-Kinney broke up doesn’t mean that the individual members dropped out of the world. Janet Weiss joined Stephen Malkmus’ band The Jicks, and played on a couple of their albums in the 2000s, Corin Tucker put out a couple of solo albums, and of course Carrie Brownstein re-teamed with Weiss in the one-off Wild Flag project, and almost immediately afterwards became an indie TV star.
That was, of course, in the show Portlandia, which she co-created with former SNL cast member, Fred Armisen, and ran for 77 episodes over eight seasons on IFC, and far more people saw her in it than ever bought a single Sleater-Kinney album. For my part, while I only watched the first couple of seasons, I remember her as a low-key, reliably funny presence, especially against Armisen’s ongoing over-the-topness.