Wild Flag (and former Sleater-Kinney) drummer Janet Weiss, performing live at the NPR Music day party, during the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. Shantel Mitchell/For NPR Music hide caption

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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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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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