First Look: New Corin Tucker Album



1000 Years, out next
week on Kill Rock Stars, is mom rock you can really get behind.


By Ron Hart


Coming soon: an
interview with Corin Tucker, in which she talks about life since Sleater-Kinney
and how her new outfit came together. “It’s funny – we’re all of us in our late
thirties, playing these songs,” says Tucker, of the band. “But once we really
go for it and play rock songs, we could feel like we’re 22 again. You just have
that moment when you get to completely let yourself go and enjoy it. It’s so
much fun.” Meanwhile, have a sneak preview of the record, below. – Ed.



The full album is streaming now until October 5 on NPR. You can listen


can download “Doubt” from 1,000 Years now:


For anyone who ever wanted to hear Corin Tucker test her
massive pipes behind the quietude of a piano, your ship has finally come in. Written
and recorded over the course of the last year following the Oregon siren’s
extended break from the music industry to raise two children in the wake of her
celebrated group Sleater-Kinney’s hiatus, 1000
might not be exactly the furthest cry from the last couple of records
with her longtime band, as tracks like the Wire-esque “Half A World Away” and
the Dig Me Out throwback “Doubt”


However, it is those moments when Tucker (expertly backed by
Unwound bassist Sara Lund and Golden Bears drummer Seth Lorinczi) totally plays
against her riot grrrl urges that her solo debut shines the brightest, employing
acoustic guitars and Fender Rhodes on “It’s Always Summer”, cello for “Dragon”
and electronic static on “The Big Goodbye”. But it’s the implementation of that
beautiful baby grand on ballads like the stark “Thrift Store Coats” and the
gorgeous album closer “Miles Away” which serves as a perfect vessel to catapult
her iconic voice into the upper reaches of heaven. 1000 Years is mom rock you can really get behind.



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