Carrie Brownstein's memoir is coming this October(Read article summary)
Brownstein's band Sleater-Kinney released a new album, the first in several years, this past January.
Musician and actress Carrie Brownstein will reportedly release her memoir this fall.
Brownstein, who is a guitarist for the band Sleater-Kinney and stars on the IFC series “Portlandia,” will publish the book “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” in October. It will be released through Penguin, according to NME.
However, while some TV viewers may know Brownstein most from “Portlandia,” Brownstein told NME that the show doesn’t figure much into her work.
“It pretty much ends with Sleater-Kinney going on hiatus, and a little bit of leading on from that,” she said. “But it doesn't even really go onto ‘Portlandia.’”
According to Penguin, the book will be a “deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world… This book intimately captures what it feels like to be a young woman in a rock-and-roll band, from her days at the dawn of the underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s through today.”
Brownstein stars on “Portlandia” with “Saturday Night Live” actor Fred Armisen. The show has the two take on various roles.
Sleater-Kinney released their first album in the 1990s and there was a large gap of time between their 2005 work, “The Woods,” and their newest album, “No Cities To Love,” which came out this past January.
Sleater-Kinney’s newest album received mostly positive reviews and currently holds a stellar score of 90 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic. Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield called the new album “excellent… [the band] called it quits in 2006, after a 12-year run as America's fiercest punk band. Judging by the urgent passion and bloodlust all over this album, they're ready to reclaim the title… not a dud [song] in the bunch… they sound as hungry, as unsettled, as restless as any of the rookies.”