The Julie Ruin — which features half of Bikini Kill (frontwoman Kathleen Hanna and bassist Kathi Wilcox) along with Kiki and Herb’s Kenny Mellman on keys, drummer Carmine Covelli and guitarist Sara Landeau — announced a new album Monday titled “Hit Reset,” out on July 8 on Hardly Art.
Their last album, “Run Fast,” appeared in 2013 on Dischord and the band played Fun Fun Fun that year.
“The Punk Singer,” an excellent documentary on Hanna, played SXSW in 2013 as well.
I will admit to being a little lukewarm on the last Julie Ruin album, but the new song, “I Decide,” is a blast, a catchy drone of New Wave pulse and Hanna’s sing-song. Hit reset, indeed.