'Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl' is due out this autumn
Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein has shared the artwork for her forthcoming memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, which you can see above.
The book will be released on October 27 and is 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”.
The musician and Portlandia star previously spoke to NME about the book, confirming that “it pretty much ends with Sleater-Kinney going on hiatus, and a little bit of leading on from that. But it doesn’t even really go onto Portlandia“.
A press release for the book says it is “an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later”.
It continues: “With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock’n’roll.”
Sleater-Kinney released their new album ‘No Cities To Love’ in January. Sleater-Kinney released seven albums between 1995 and 2005, with their self-titled debut album being followed by ‘Call The Doctor’, ‘Dig Me Out’, ‘The Hot Rock’, ‘All Hands On The Bad One’ and ‘One Beat’. The band’s last album, ‘The Woods’, was released in 2005.