Trio haven't released any new material since 2004
Le Tigre have announced plans to release a new song next month.
The band haven’t released any new material since their 2004 album ‘This Island’.
But frontwoman Kathleen Hanna has confirmed the trio recently worked on a new track which will be out in October. She did confirm that the reunion would not be fully blown though adding that the band would not release a new record or go on tour.
“Le Tigre just got back together in the studio–you have the scoop–for a special song that we are going to release hopefully, like, early-to-mid-October. I will not say what it’s about, but it’s been really fun working with them again,” she told Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves in a podcast you can listen to below.
The band released three albums during their career, their 1999 self-titled debut, 2001 LP ‘Feminist Sweepstakes’ and ‘This Island’ in 2004.
Hanna also discussed the recent dissolution of ‘G.L.O.S.S.’, who turned down a $50,00 record deal with Epitaph Records.
“In terms of a major label offer, that’s not good enough. I mean, I would turn it down because it’s not good enough. It’s not worth it to, like, compromise your identity,” she explained.
Hanna added: “A major label offering $50,000, to me, is a total slap in the face. A major label has tons of money. They should be able to offer a really amazing band like G.L.O.S.S. a lot more than that because it costs a lot to make an album.
“It costs a lot of money to master it, and what the major label’s gonna want it to sound like means that they’re gonna have to go into a different studio; they’re gonna have to work with a producer. All of that money is just going to go into producing their record, and they’re each going to end up with, like, 500 bucks? That’s not cool.”
Earlier this year, her other band The Julie Ruin announced a new album ‘Hit Reset,’ which is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Run Fast’.