When we last heard from Paul Westerberg in June, he had just re-broken up the Replacements, citing issues with whoring his past.
Last week, however, the Twin Cities rock hero offered up surprise news: He formed a new band, the I Don't Cares, with fellow indie-rock lifer Juliana Hatfield. The smirk-y duo even dropped a debut single titled “1 / 2 2 P." The playfully crunchy, ABCs-evoking power-pop tune ends with an especially poignant line: "Your voice makes me have to pee." You can stream it (lol!) below.
Westerberg, 55, hasn't released a full-length album in any capacity since 2004 solo joint Folker. Hatfield, 48, made noise with her Boston alt-rock band Blake Babies in the late-'80s and has enjoyed a strong solo career since. She once wrote a fan letter to Westerberg as a teenager, so singing about urine with him in 2015 must be a surreal thrill.
The I Don't Cares will release a proper album, Wild Stab, "soon."