This is a fun album. It's obvious that Kathleen Hanna's having a blast now that she's back to making music after her recent health scare, and that almost makes this a party album. Song titles like "Party City" and "Cookie Rd." give off that vibe. "Goodnight Goodbye" is actually just a really pretty little song. "Girls Like Us" shows what a Beastie Boys/Le Tigre mash up would sound like. Keyboad player/background vocalist Kenny Mellman takes over lead vocals on "South Coast Plaza" which comes across like a more drunken The Hold Steady. "Stop Stop" is my personal favorite track with it's beautiful chorus juxtaposed with shouting verses. All in all, it's a much more diverse album than I would have ever expected.
Run Fast is out now. Head on over to www.thejulieruinband.com for more info and to purchase a copy. You can watch the band perform "Oh Come on" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and current tour dates below.
Sep 15 NEUMO'S W/ LA SERA AS SUPPORT
Sep 17 SLIMS W/ LA SERA AS SUPPORT
Sep 19 THE ECHO W/ LA SERA AS SUPPORT LOS ANGELES, CA
Sep 22 IRENIC W/ LA SERA AS SUPPORT
MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN, NY
Nov 08 FUN FUN FUN FEST
Nov 09 FUN FUN FUN FEST
Nov 10 FUN FUN FUN FEST AUSTIN, TX