Kathleen Hanna Launching Bikini Kill Records to Reissue Catalog Material
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:13:40
Let's start a riot, grrrl!
Riot Grrrl queen (and wife of Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz) Kathleen Hanna's musical archive is now preserved at NYU's Fales Library. Her band Bikini Kill is coming back to the pop culture forefront by reissuing material from their catalog in honor of the group's 25th anniversary. According to Pitchfork, they've launched their own label, Bikini Kill Records, to assist with the reissues.
This fall, Bikini Kill Records will reissue the band's 1992 self-titled EP. The label also plans to release Bikini Kill's original demo tape, which includes previously unreleased material. The band is also digging through the copious archives for other rare/unreleased tracks, zines, live takes, photographs, practice tapes, films, videos, flyers and more, which they plan to share and release via Bikini Kill Records. So it's a multi-media celebration! We love that there are actual physical items being re-introduced.
The Bikini Kill discography is streaming and downloadable on Bandcamp. Physical releases are on the horizon. Additionally, if you are a true Bikini Killer that wants any and all items related to the band, then nab digital albums by Bikini Kill side projects The Casual Dots and the Frumpies, which are available, too.
Did you dig the Riot Grrrl era?