Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) recently released a critically acclaimed debut The Julie Ruin record titled Run Fast. Featuring 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, the band will wrap up a US tour and then head to Australia for a short stint in January 2014.
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” and “Just My Kind”. Today they reveal a brand new album track remix from DFA’s YACHT, which premiered with Rolling Stone.
Kathleen Hanna is a celebrated, outspoken figure at the forefront of feminist punk. The Punk Singer is a documentary film directed by Sini Anderson and produced by Tamra Davis which follows Kathleen for a year and reveals why she had been absent from music for several years prior to The Julie Ruin album and tour. It will be released theatrically in NYC & LA and available on VOD on November 29, 2013.
Run Fast is out now via TJR Records, distributed via Dischord.