The brand new documentary about Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer, made its world premiere at SXSW last month. It will be screened at festivals in Philadelphia and Toronto in the coming months
XPN Music Festival — Philadelphia, PA
Sat. 04/13/2013, 9PM — Annenberg Montgomery
Sun. 04/14/2013, 5:25PM — Annenberg Prince
HotDocs 2013 — Toronto, ON
Mon. 04/29/2013, 9:30PM — The Royal Cinema
Wed. 05/01/2013, 8PM — Hart House Theatre
Fri. 05/03/2013, 6:30PM — Scotiabank 3
Stay tuned for more info!
We're excited to announce our first release on November 20th, 2012: a 20th anniversary reissue of Bikini Kill's debut 12" EP. The vinyl reissue will include a new fanzine in the form of a 34" x 21" poster featuring interviews with Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens) and Molly Neuman (Bratmobile), liner notes by Layla Gibbon (Skinned Teen, MRR), excerpts from the band's zines (Bikini Kill #1 and #2, Jigsaw #4), and photos from bandmembers' personal archives.
The self-titled EP, originally released in the fall of 1992, comprises four songs recorded by Ian MacKaye at Inner Ear Studios; one song from the band's 1991 demo cassette, record by Pat Maley (Yo-Yo Studios); and one song recorded during Bikini Kill's live performance April 4th, 1992, at Washington, D.C.'s Sanctuary Theater.
This EP marks the beginning of a larger campaign to release the complete Bikini Kill catalog, including previously unreleased material, on vinyl and CD, in addition to the digital downloads that are available now at www.bikinikill.com.
As our 25th anniversary approaches, Bikini Kill has decided to start our own record label called Bikini Kill Records. The Bikini Kill back catalog is currently available digitally via bikinikill.com, eMusic & iTunes. The Frumpies and Casual Dots are also up for sale now. We are working towards reissuing the physical Bikini Kill records one at a time. There are brand new Bikini Kill T Shirts available from bikinikill.com at this time with more merch to come in the near future.
Bikini Kill's Self-Titled EP will come out in the fall of 2012 to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of its original release. We also plan to re-release our original demo tape, which contains songs that were previously unavailable and/or hard to find on vinyl & CD. We are currently going through our archive, which include photographs, practice tapes, live recordings, unreleased songs, films, video, writing, interviews, zines and flyers that we intend to feature on future releases and document on our website. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive news about our progress.