Kathleen Hanna’s return to music is well on its way with the release of her new band’s, The Julie Ruin, first video for “Oh Come On.” It’s been 9 long years since Le Tigre released an album (17 for Bikini Kill, but who’s counting) which was caused by Hanna’s struggle with Lyme disease. For The Julie Ruin, Hanna reunites with Bikini Kill bassist Kathi Wilcox, which sets the tone for the album. That’s not to say you should expect the in your face edge of “Rebel Girl.” The Julie Ruin perfectly combine both Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. In other words, they sound like Bikini Kill reimagined as a party band. Hanna is extremely expressive with her vocals and is having a blast with her comeback. Run Fast is quickly rocketing to the top of my must buy records in an already stacked September.
Check out The Julie Ruin’s website here. Run Fast is due out on September 3 on the band’s own TJR Records label, with distribution by Dischord. They have some tour dates coming up, so check them out after the video.
Sep 03 BOWERY BALLROOM
Sep 05 UNION TRANSFER
Sep 07 BLACK CAT
Sep 12 TBA FESTIVAL
Sep 15 NEUMO'S
Sep 17 SLIMS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sep 19 THE ECHO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sep 22 IRENIC
SAN DIEGO, CA
Nov 08 FUN FUN FUN FEST AUSTIN, TX
Nov 09 FUN FUN FUN FEST AUSTIN, TX
Nov 10 FUN FUN FUN FEST AUSTIN, TX