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- Posted on Apr 8th 2010 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
While a firm street date and title have yet to be sorted, a new Portland Mercury feature reveals Tucker has been recording the album at Lorinczi's Little Golden Book Studio in Northeast Portland, Ore. Tucker says the project developed out her efforts with Golden Bears during a 2009 performance for the Reading Frenzy bookstore.
"It was this creative challenge: to play a solo show and write some solo material, like a little assignment," Tucker told the Portland weekly arts magazine. "And it was just really fun, and a neat accomplishment. Playing with Seth and Julianna [Bright, also of Golden Bears], I was like, "Wow, this is really great -- how can I possibly pursue this and make a whole album so that people can hear it?"
Drawing inspiration from the Slits, the Raincoats, the English Beat and Sinead O'Connor's sophomore album, 'The Lion and the Cobra,' Tucker -- who has two children -- admits that the lyrical slant of the record reflects who she is today. "It's not a record that a young person would write." But she also says that some of the songs are "in the ballpark" stylistically with Sleater-Kinney, who have been on hiatus since 2006.
As for that band getting back together, Tucker says it's possible. "The door is open," she revealed. "We ended things on a hiatus so that it was always something that could happen in the future. You know, I'd love to live a long productive life and do a lot of different things."