The Julie Ruin, fronted by riot grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre), have released a grainy new video for “Goodnight, Goodbye,” an album track from their 2013 debut, Run Fast. The clip, shot in Olympia, Washington, chronicles the band’s touring life on charmingly out-of-focus Super 8 film.
“Drove all night through the dirty, melted snow / didn’t care if we ever got played on the radio,” sings Hanna on the track, her nasal chirp springing off distorted power chords and a bouncy synthesizer lead. “Held ourselves together with tape and twine / weilded confidence like it was a shiny knife.” Throughout the track, Hanna reflects on her punk past, with the video’s shakiness only adding to the charm. It’s like watching a warped home video in a dingy nightclub.
The band have also announced a new tour with Screaming Females, kicking off April 1st in Easthampton, Massachusetts. After playing nine North American dates, they’ll venture to Europe for a round of dates in May, before Hanna curates the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival in Calgary this June.
4/01: Easthampton, MA – Flywheel
4/03: Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
4/04: Montreal, QE – Il Motore
4/05: Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
4/07: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
4/08: Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
4/09: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
4/11: Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
4/12: Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
5/17: Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel – KMH
5/18: Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
5/20: Brussels, Belgium – Les Nuits de Botanique
5/22: London, England – Tufnell Park Dome
5/24: Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
5/26: Brighton, England – Coalition
5/27: Paris, France – La Flèche D’Or
5/30: Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival 2014