Clark has appeared on a few episodes of the Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag guitarist’s Portlandia sketch-comedy show, and Maron asked if the two had ever jammed together. After offering that, yes, they’ve jammed together — and Clark usually likes to play drums when they do— the “all of your mind”-wanting St. Vincent mastermind opened up about the pair’s songwriting collaboration.
“We wrote a couple songs one time that I thought were really cool,” Clark told Maron. “They’re in [recording software] GarageBand somewhere.”
Pressed on to why they haven’t recorded the material, Clark said: “She’s pretty busy. I’m pretty busy.”
All hope isn’t lost, though, because Clark did acknowledge it “would be fun” to release the songs on a seven-inch single sometime.
Recent Grammy nominee Clark discussed plenty of other topics on WTF, including New York City, her love of David Bowie and what’s next for St. Vincent. As for being busy, Clark recently shared a couple of new St. Vincent songs and filled in for Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen as bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Brownstein, when not releasing new tracks from Sleater-Kinney’s first new album in 10 years, No Cities to Love, has been finishing Nora Ephron’s Lost in Austen film script.
“She’s such a cool extemporaneous guitar player,” Clark told Maron about Brownstein. “My favorite thing about her playing is she’s not afraid to go anywhere. And she always ends up in someplace really cool that i never would have ever thought of.”