If you, like me, were saddened by the demise of Wild Flag, mourn no longer - because, twenty years after they formed, Sleater-Kinney are back with a new single ('Bury Our Friends') and a new album (No Cities To Love). Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss aren't the only former members of Wild Flag to have been inspired to start again by the band's split - Mary Timony also has a new project, Ex Hex, named after her 2005 solo debut.
Also making an unexpected comeback are the Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan is not noted for his restraint and humility, and so - true to form - there are not one but two albums on the horizon. The first (at least) features Motley Crue's Tommy Lee. Perhaps he's the only drummer sufficiently thick-skinned to work with Corgan?