Kathleen Hanna’s “The Julie Ruin” Album Out Now, Plays Fallon 9/4

Critically Acclaimed Run Fast Album +
“Just My Kind” FREE MP3 Available TODAY!

LIVE on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 9/4

Legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna’s (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) critically acclaimed debut The Julie Ruin record Run Fast is released today! Hailed by everyone from The New York TimesSPIN & Pitchfork to The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone &Stereogum, fans can hear the full album streaming at NPR and hear Kathleen Hanna on NPR “All Things Considered which aired this weekend. Fans not able to catch the band on tour, which kicks off tonight in NYC, can experience The Julie Ruin’s electric live show when they perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, tomorrow Sept. 4th!

The Julie Ruin provides a tight musical backbone to Hanna’s iconic vocal style. The band previously shared album cuts “Ha Ha Ha” and Oh Come On“ (video) and today they reveal “Just My Kind”, a soulful bass-driven love song of epic proportions mixed byJames Murphy (DFA, LCD Soundsystem). Download “Just My Kind” where it premiered with SPIN or HERE.

Run Fast features dream-team Kathi Wilcox on bass (Bikini Kill bandmate), Kenny Mellman on keys (’Kiki and Herb’), Carmine Covelli on drums (actor, filmmaker and musical juggernaut) & Sara Landeau on guitar (met Kathleen mentoring at Rock Camp for Girls) and is out now via TJR Records, distributed via Dischord.

The Julie Ruin Tour Dates

9/3: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)
9/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
9/7: Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
9/12: Portland, OR @ TBA Festival
9/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s #
9/17: San Francisco, CA @ Slims #
9/19: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex 
9/22: San Diego, CA @ Irenic #
10/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/8-10: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
* = w/ Swearin’ as support
# = w/ La Sera as support

A celebrated, outspoken figure at the forefront of feminist punk, Kathleen Hanna has collaborated on The Riot Grrrl Collection book alongside Fales senior archivist Lisa Darms, Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre), Molly Neuman (Bratmobile) and more. Soon to be released, The Punk Singer is a documentary film made by Sini Anderson and Tamra Davis that follows Kathleen for a year, during which she discovers that she has Lyme Disease, explaining her temporary absence from music.

”…the inclusive titular invitation– plus featherlight sing-song notes and masculine shouts by her bandmates– puts the song square in 2013.” – Pitchfork 

Hanna is one of America’s greatest living rock performers.” – The New Yorker

“Kathleen Hanna has one of America’s toughest punk voices – somewhere between a Johnny Rotten sneer and a Valley-girl shrug.” – Rolling Stone

“the new song harkens back to Hanna’s days in Le Tigre, with its catchy keyboard line and surf-dance beat” – SPIN 

“In The Julie Ruin, Hanna is still the woman so many have admired, even idolized; but she’s also fully herself, quirky and vulnerable, less a role model than a three-dimensional best friend.” – NPR

“Now more than ever, Hanna’s voice and music resonate and inspire.”  Alternative Press

“Punk Icon Kathleen Hanna: Rebel Girl, Back From Ruin” – The Daily Beast

Carmen Villain Shares “Lifeissin” (Prins Thomas Remix) Off Debut Album, Sleeper

Carmen Villain (aka Carmen Hillestad) was born in the USA, lives in London, and is half-Norwegian, half-Mexican – a cocktail of ice and fire that can be heard throughout Sleeper’s tempestuous, dreamlike music. Throughout this debut album, lyrics are plastered over loose, abrasive instrumental tracks, on which Carmen plays guitars, bass, drum machines, keyboards and percussion. Sleeper’s distinctive production was halved between herself and Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh), who also played drums and keyboards; and she also collaborated and co-produced one track with Prins Thomas, who sequenced the album. Most of the songs are about escaping an unsatisfying world, with references to sleeping, displacement, anxiety, feeling trapped, but longing for something more. Carmen draws on a lineage of sprawling, taboo-busting lo-fi rock: Sun City Girls, Sonic Youth, Royal Trux, Broadcast, Bikini Kill and The Stooges, and equally admires This Heat and the cut ‘n’ paste productions of J Dilla and Wu-Tang Clan.

We’ve already shared first single, “Lifeissin,” produced by Emil Nikolaisen. Now, we offer up the remix by Norwegian disco mastermind, Prins Thomas, premiered via The FADER. Prins Thomas takes Carmen Villain’s seductive psychedelics and turns them into an epic disco stomper. Both will be released together as a 12″ next month, and digitally on Feb. 5. Sleeper follows on March 12th.

“Prins Thomas, a leader in the field, puts his magic touch to new, weird rocker Carmen Villain . . . The ‘Lifeissin’ remix is fairly spaced out, taking a break a few minutes in for something resembling psychedelic rock, but its strongest when it rides into the clouds. The original is melancholy and beautiful . . .” – The FADER

“The former Vogue cover star, who used to go by the name of Carmen Hillestad, has switched paths from beautiful face to beautiful voice with her debut LP, Sleeper. The first single is a shakily emotional track countered by buzzing guitar squalls and stadium-sized drums. . . The track paints its own picture, and Carmen Villain reinvents herself – no camera crew required.” – Refinery 29

“[‘Lifeissin’] beckons like an intimate conversation half-heard through a wall . . . The longer you listen, the less sense it makes. And then, at the end, the song begins to erase itself, with a cold jet of synth eating away everything in sight.” – Pitchfork

“Carmen Villain has one of those voices that somehow gains strength from fragility. On ‘Lifeissin,’ she uses a simple, windy guitar vamp and reactionary drums to create a swirling piece of psychedelic pop that feels futuristic enough but could also sit nicely on the shelf with ’90s Matador mainstays like Cat Power.” – RCRD LBL

Carmen Villain Sleeper and “Lifeissin” 12″ pre-order: http://bit.ly/U3IVWt