The Julie Ruin band formed in 2010 and will release their debut album, ‘Run Fast’, on September 3. The band is made up of Hanna, Sara Landeau on guitar, Kathi Wilcox – also formerly of Bikini Kill – on bass, Kenny Mellman on keys and Carmine Covelli on drums. Click above to watch a teaser video for the album.
Pitchfork reports that the album will feature the tracks ‘Oh Come On’, ‘Girls Like Us’ and ‘Just My Kind’, which was mixed by James Murphy. Listen to ‘Oh Come On’ below. The band will be touring North America this autumn.
Speaking to CNN about the band’s material when they formed, Hanna said the tracks were about: “Anger. A lot of anger about things I haven’t been able to express and how anger is usually just hiding sadness so after I write an angry song, I usually write a really sad song. Family, personal stuff, vulnerable stuff, my friendships with other women, and I’m sure there’ll be a love song for Adam” (Adam Horowitz, from Beastie Boys, Hanna’s husband).