Record Store Day 7” Single “Brightside”
Stream Revealed w/ SPIN Today!
International Tour Cont. Through The Summer
Including Sled Island Festival + Pitchfork Music Festival
Critically Acclaimed Run Fast Debut LP
+ The Punk Singer DVD Out Now
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, SPIN has revealed a stream of one of the 7” tracks titled “Brightside” today. Check out the “Brightside” stream HERE and please post & share!
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) and Pitchfork Music Festival.
Kathleen Hanna is a celebrated, outspoken figure at the forefront of feminist punk, and the subject of Sini Anderson’sThe Punk Singer documentary film which is now available on DVD and is streaming at Netflix. 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 SOLD OUT
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
“ …in performance the band's approach was pure joy, like the B-52s remixing Hannah Arendt.“
– The Los Angeles Times
“Hanna is one of America’s greatest living rock performers.”
– The New Yorker
“In The Julie Ruin, Hanna is still the woman so many have admired, even idolized; but she's also fully herself, quirky and vulnerable, less a role model than a three-dimensional best friend.”
“Kathleen Hanna has one of America's toughest punk voices – somewhere between a Johnny Rotten sneer and a Valley-girl shrug.”
– Rolling Stone