new album and tour: The Julie Ruin

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The Julie Ruin, Hit Reset [Hardly Art] out today July 8, 2016

Just received the new album Hit Reset yesterday so I’m in expository mode, enjoying and absorbing its edgy brilliance. The spectacular album bursts with a tangible emotiveness, unapologetic lyrics and a collective embrace for individual truth and identity. So far I adore it all. Stand-out songs include “I’m Done,” a peppy clap-back to negativity as well as “Mr. So and So,” a sarcastic take on the faux feminist guy. This one’s much more personal. Kathleen Hanna explained: I was way more honest lyrically on this record because we’d been on the road together and I felt more confident taking risks in front of my bandmates. I’ve written about my personal bouts with illness, abuse, sexism and how hard it is for me to walk away from people even when they are toxic Tasmanian Devils before, but not in this way. Some songs were so close to me I had to stop singing in practice and while recording because I was crying. It’s rare to work with a group of people you feel okay doing that with.” This is the band’s first full-length since 2013’s Run Fast as well as the release of the phenomenal, potent biographical documentary The Punk Singer (which charts Kathleen Hanna’s career from Bikini Kill to The Julie Ruin).

North American TOUR:

July 14—–Chicago—–Thalia Hall

July 15–—Detroit—–Marble Bar

July 16—–Lakewood, Ohio—–Mahall’s

July 18—–Toronto—–Lee’s Place

July 19—–Montreal—–Theatre Fairmont

July 21—–Cambridge, MA–—The Sinclair

July 22—–Portsmouth, NH–—3s Art Space

July 23—–New York—–Panorama Fest

August 10—–Richmond, VA—–Broadberry

August 12—–Carrboro, NC—–Cat’s Cradle

August 13—–Atlanta—–The Wrecking Ball

August 14—–Birmingham, AL—–Saturn

August 16–Nashville–Mercy Lounge

August 17–Cincinnati–Woodward Theater

August 19–Washington, DC–Black Cat

August 20–Philadelphia–Union Transfer

September 18—–Chicago—–Riot Fest

October 7—–Vancouver–—Rickshaw

October 8–Seattle–The Showbox

October 9–Portland, OR–Wonder Ballroom

October 11–San Francisco–The Fillmore

October 12–Santa Cruz—Rio Theatre

October 14—–Los Angeles—–The Roxy Theatre

October 15–—Los Angeles—–The Roxy Theatre

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