The Julie Ruin Debut new video

The Julie Ruin Debut their new video for "Mr. So and So"

Today, The Julie Ruin has shared Their new music video for “Mr. So and So,” directed by lead singer Kathleen Hanna. “The video expands on the themes of tokenization discussed in the song, a standout from the band’s new release Hit Reset. The Julie Ruin drummer Carmine Covelli plays the eponymous “Mr. So and So,” a self-proclaimed “male feminist” whose actions speak louder than his words.

Tour dates:

08.10.16 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry $
08.12.16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08.13.16 – Atlanta, GA – Wrecking Ball
08.14.16 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
08.16.16 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
08.17.16 – Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater
08.19.16 – Washington. DC – Black Cat
08.20.16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09.18.16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
10.07.16 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater % ^
10.08.16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market % ^
10.09.16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom % ^
10.11.16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore %
10.14.16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theater
10.15.16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theater %
10.16.16 – San Diego, CA – Music Box %
11.27.16 – Berlin, DE – Columbia Theater
11.28.16 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso (Small Hall)
11.30.16 – Brussels, BE – Botanique Rotonde
12.01.16 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
12.02.16 – London, UK – KOKO
12.04.16 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
12.05.16 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12.06.16 – Glasgow, UK – The Art School

$ – w/ PWR BTTM
% – w/ Allison Crutchfield
^ – w/ Mecca Normal

About the record:
Kathleen Hanna stealthily assembled the members of The Julie Ruin without any of them realizing exactly what was happening. It all began in late 2009. Kathleen had not released an album since Le Tigre’s This Island (2004), and she was ready to jump back into music again. She knew her onetime Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox was going to be moving to New York in the near future, so she didn’t even bother with finding a bass player at first. Carmine Covelli, who had toured with Le Tigre as their video guru, was having a blast at Kathleen’s birthday party when she abruptly asked him to be the drummer. A longtime admirer of Kathleen’s work, Carmine couldn’t say no to her at her own party, so of course he joined the band. Sara Landeau and Kathleen both taught at Girls Rock Camp and Kathleen lured her into the band by trading Pro Tools lessons for guitar lessons. Sara’s surf-informed style gelled perfectly with Kathleen’s sonic vision for her new band. Kathleen approached Kenny Mellman last with the idea that they should write country songs together to sell to other artists. Within a week of their first meeting, Kathleen’s mysterious “manager” (whom Kenny maintains does not exist) told her that they would never break into the Nashville songwriting scene, so Kenny might as well join her new band on keyboards. Done.