Featuring legendary riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) at its helm, The Julie Ruin released their debut full-length album, Run Fast, last September. The band will release a limited edition Record Store Day 7” this Saturday, April 19th featuring special previously unreleased material. Treating fans to an early listen. Check out the “Brightside” stream above.
The Julie Ruin just wrapped up a national tour with Screaming Females and will take their raucous show to European stages this spring, returning to the US for several dates including Sled Island Music & Arts Festival (curated by Kathleen Hanna).
The Julie Ruin also 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).
Run Fast is out now via TJR Records, distributed via Dischord.
The Julie Ruin International Tour Dates
5/17: Hamburg, Germany @ Kampnagel – KMH
5/18: Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
5/20: Brussels, Belgium @ Les Nuits de Botanique
5/22: London, England @ Tufnell Park Dome
5/24: Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club
5/26: Brighton, England @ Coalition
5/27: Paris, France @ La Flèche D’Or
5/28: Lyon, France @ Nuits Sonores
5/30: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival 2014
6/18-22: Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
7/19: Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
7/23: Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
7/25: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
7/26 Seattle WA @ The Capitol Hill Block Party