11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Corin Tucker doesn’t waste any time distinguishing her solo debut from her power trio Sleater-Kinney: In contrast to that band’s glass-shattering attack, the opening title track of 1,000 Years is a slow-building swamp-blues shuffle, with Tucker’s voice never rising above a calm coo. But even at her most poised, her agitated spirit lingers: “It’s Always Summer” is a folk stomper that kicks up a thundercloud of dust; the working-class lament “Thrift Store Coats” shifts suddenly from piano reverie to amped-up power pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Corin Tucker doesn’t waste any time distinguishing her solo debut from her power trio Sleater-Kinney: In contrast to that band’s glass-shattering attack, the opening title track of 1,000 Years is a slow-building swamp-blues shuffle, with Tucker’s voice never rising above a calm coo. But even at her most poised, her agitated spirit lingers: “It’s Always Summer” is a folk stomper that kicks up a thundercloud of dust; the working-class lament “Thrift Store Coats” shifts suddenly from piano reverie to amped-up power pop.

TITLE TIME
3:47
3:02
3:37
3:16
3:22
3:55
3:13
4:28
2:51
4:45
4:34

About The Corin Tucker Band

15 years after co-founding Sleater-Kinney, riot grrrl Corin Tucker found herself playing a benefit show in Portland, OR, where she sprinkled several new songs into her solo set. After the show, Tucker — who’d been on hiatus with Sleater-Kinney since 2006 — decided to turn those new songs into an album. She took the material to Little Gold Book Studios in northeast Portland, where she began recording the 11-track record with help from percussionist Sara Lund (of Hungry Ghost) and Golden Bears members Seth Lorinczi and Julianna Bright. The resulting album, 1,000 Years, was released in 2010.

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