Bikini Kill perform live outside in the District in 1992
We’re ready 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.
Pre-orders for the EP will be up for sale starting October 20th and the first 200 orders will receive a free, limited edition promo poster. Stay tuned for more info soon!
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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.
Alternative Press 240.1 July 2008
And then What: Drummer Tobi Vail currently sings for garage-drone group Spider and the Webs and drums for the Old Haunts. Bassists Kathi Wilcox was in the Casual Dots and co wrote the theme song to hip kid’s show Pancake Mountain with Fugazi’s Brendan Canty. Guitarist Billy Karren lives in New York City and plays in various bands, including Comet Gain. Hanna’s profile is arguably the highest because of her work with electro-dance feminists Le Tigre, who are currently on hiatus but working on a live DVD. Right now Hanna is taking a break from music; she was a visiting artist at NYU and has spent time teaching at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. “I just don’t really feel like making music right now,” she says, “and I’d rather not do it than put out some bullshit I don’t care about.”