Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen film their sketch-comedy show Portlandia in the summer, when Armisen is on hiatus from Saturday Night Live. During the rest of the year, they communicate through constant text messages, says Armisen. Chris Hornbecker/IFC hide caption

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Brownstein And Armisen's Comedic Take On Portland

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Wild Flag's self-titled debut album was released earlier this month. Left to right: Rebecca Cole, Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Janet Weiss. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wild Flag: Making Chaos Useful

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Raphael Saadiq (upper left), The Joy Formidable (upper right), WILD FLAG (bottom) Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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SXSW 2011 Preview

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