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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 Times, SPIN & 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