Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen Talk Sleater-Kinney on ‘Conan’

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 01.13.15 in News

Sleater-Kinney weren’t on Conan last night, but they were a presence, as the reunited indie-rock legends’ guitarist Carrie Brownstein sat down with her Portlandia co-star Fred Armisen.

There weren’t too many revelations — Brownstein and Armisen were mainly in comedy mode — but one of the jokes involved Armisen possibly going on the road with Sleater-Kinney as a roadie (one problem: “I can’t lift anything”) or perhaps selling merch (his marketing strategy, which involves guessing people’s T-shirt sizes, leaves a little to be desired).

Brownstein also discussed the many marriage proposals she receives on Twitter and the possibility of a Bachelor-style selection process, as well as how her drag character on Portlandia looks like the actor Justin Long.

Sleater-Kinney’s first album in a decade, No Cities to Love, is streaming now over at NPR. The record will be available on January 20 via Sub Pop. The full band recently made an appearance on The Chris Gethard Show.

As for Brownstein, Portlandia returned to IFC last week for its fifth season. Her friend Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, recently revealed the two have written songs together. Brownstein has also been finishing Nora Ephron’s Lost in Austen screenplay.

Armisen is usually busy during the late-show time slot working as the bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and you can also see him in Dinosuar Jr. leader J Mascis‘s 2014 video for “Every Morning.”