corin-tuckerCorin is a singer and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney.In the early 1990s, Tucker attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where she studied film, political economy, and social change. Although Sleater-Kinney was formed in Olympia, and later relocated to Portland, Oregon, Tucker still describes herself as “a small-town girl” from Eugene, Oregon. Before forming Sleater-Kinney, Tucker played in Heartless Martin with Becca Albee of Excuse 17. Heartless Martin would release one EP, entitled Tonight.

Tucker was also a founding member of Heavens to Betsy, an influential Riot Grrrl band, which recorded a split single with Bratmobile, and a number of singles for independent record labels. They frequently played shows with Excuse 17, and the two bands both appeared on the compilation LP Free to Fight. Heavens to Betsy would release one album, Calculated, in 1993.

After Heavens to Betsy split, Tucker formed Sleater-Kinney with Excuse 17 member Carrie Brownstein and friend Lora McFarlane. She sang lead vocals and played second guitar to Brownstein’s lead. Tucker released seven albums with Sleater-Kinney over the span of 11 years before going on hiatus in 2006. According to Brownstein in March 2010, Sleater-Kinney may reunite and release an album of new material within the next 5 years.

During her time with Sleater-Kinney, Tucker worked on a side project, Cadallaca, with Sarah Dougher and sts of The Lookers. In 1998, Cadallaca released their first album, introducing Cadallaca. They released an additional EP on Kill Rock Stars, Out West, in 2000.

In April 2010 Tucker announced she was recording a solo album for Kill Rock Stars to be released in October 2010. Working along Tucker on her solo album was Unwound’s Sara Lund and Golden Bears’ Seth Lorinczi. According to Tucker, the album would be a “middle-aged mom record”. [3] The album, entitled 1,000 Years was released on October 5, 2010.
Tucker toured on both U.S. coasts to support the 1,000 Years album, in addition to dates in other parts of the country. On May 3, 2011, Corin opened for M. Ward at the Crystal Ballroom, in Portland, Oregon.

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