In 1997, legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) released a solo album under the name “Julie Ruin” with the intention of forming a band to perform the songs live. In 2010, with Le Tigre on hiatus, Kathleen began to build her dream team with whom she wrote and recorded The Julie Ruin debut album. Titled Run Fast, the album will be released September 3rd via TJR Records, distributed via Dischord.
We previously revealed the “Oh Come On” MP3– a raw punk track that immediately bursts the record open. Today, The Julie Ruin unleashes the colorful “Oh Come On” video (directed by Erin Greenwell). Packed with the band’s signature unadulterated spunk, the video contains boundless exuberance complete with a tongue-in-cheek punk attitude.
The Julie Ruin is thrilled to announce their FIRST EVER tour taking their fierce lyrics, stomping beats and flying guitar across North America. The band will perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest and make stops in NYC, Los Angeles, DC & more. Be sure to catch The Julie Ruin’s electric live show in your city:
9/3: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
9/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
9/7: Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
9/12: Portland, OR @ TBA Festival
9/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s #
9/17: San Francisco, CA @ Slims #
9/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
9/22: San Diego, CA @ Irenic #
11/8-10: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
* = w/ Swearin’ as support
# = w/ La Sera as support
The Julie Ruin features 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.)
A celebrated, outspoken figure at the forefront of feminist punk, Kathleen Hanna has collaborated on The Riot Grrrl Collection book and Sundance Selects announced that they have acquired North American rights to Sini Anderson’s punk rock documentary THE PUNK SINGER.