Saturday night, Wild Flag -- an indie-rock all-star squad featuring Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney, Mary Timony from Helium, and Rebecca Cole of the Minders -- launched a small East Coast tour in Brooklyn. If these names are unfamiliar to you, lovely Amplifier readers, we suggest you get acquainted with them right now, because it may be the first and last time The Amp unironically uses the term "supergroup." The brand-new band has found a way to merge pointy, punky, psyched out rock in an incredibly appealing fashion. And they covered the Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden."
Hear their first single, the Britt Daniel-produced "Glass Tambourine," which debuted on NPR late last week:
Watch them cover Patti Smith's "Ask the Angels" in Philly last night:
See an additional shot from their Brooklyn show at Park Slope's the Rock Shop: