Legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna’s (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) debut The Julie Ruin record Run Fast is out today. 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 by James Murphy (DFA, LCD Soundsystem). Download “Just My Kind” where it premiered 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.
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 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