Corin Tucker Band Releases Second Single “Neskowin”

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

As you may or may not know, PQ has serious love for the ladies of Sleater-Kinney (may they reunite soon) and their current musical endeavors. Which is why I’m excited to share the second single from the Corin Tucker Band’s upcoming album “Kill My Blues” (due out Sept. 18).

Ok, so maybe I have another reason for being excited. Last Sunday, I was an extra in the shoot for the track’s music video, directed by the talented Alicia J. Rose (who recently did a music video for Bob Mould). We danced all day to “Neskowin,” motivated by our fandom, the promise of five seconds of fame, and free food. And while I was seriously exhausted after our four-hour-long pogo workout, I can honestly say I never tired of listening to Corin belt out the song.

I don’t know when the video comes out, but it’s going to be good. It sets up Corin and Co. as the “C-ray Specs,” with Tucker portraying punk rock trailblazer Poly Styrene. It’s a fitting comparison, considering the impact she and her S-K bandmates had on a later generation of lady punks. I’m looking forward to seeing what is sure to be a nostalgia-inducing punk rock coming of age tale.

You can stream “Neskowin” — which, as promised, harkens back to Corin’s riot grrrl roots — over at Stereogum. You can pre-order the album here.

The band has also announced additional tour dates, including a show in Portland on Oct. 13 at Bunk Bar. Until then, I leave you with a little video of the band performing “Neskowin” at the St. John’s Bizarre in May.