Molly Neuman

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Molly Neuman
Molly Neuman w/ Love or Perish in 2007
Molly Neuman w/ Love or Perish in 2007
Background information
Born (1972-06-18) June 18, 1972 (age 47)
OriginWashington, D.C. area
Occupation(s)Independent musician, zinester, band manager, indie label-organizer
Years active1990-present
LabelsKill Rock Stars, Lookout!, Homestead, Simple Machines, Yoyo Recordings, K, Damaged Goods, Simple Social Graces Discos
Associated actsBratmobile, The PeeChees, The Frumpies, Love or Perish!

Molly Neuman (born June 18, 1972) is a drummer, writer and publisher, originally from the Washington, D.C. area[1] who has performed in such influential bands as Bratmobile, The Frumpies, and the PeeChees. She was a pioneer of the early-to-mid '90s riot grrrl movement, penning the zine which coined the phrase in its title. She also co-wrote Girl Germs with Bratmobile singer Allison Wolfe while the two were students at the University of Oregon;[2] that title later became the name of a Bratmobile song.[3]


Neuman co-owned the now-defunct Berkeley-based Lookout! Records with her ex-husband and former PeeChees singer Chris Appelgren[citation needed] and Cathy Bauer,[4] and in 2006 she started her own independent record label called Simple Social Graces Discos and has released records by Les Aus, Campamento Ñec Ñec, Grabba Grabba Tape, Two Tears, Delorean and Love or Perish. She also founded Indivision Management, and has worked as a manager for such artists as The Locust, Ted Leo and The Donnas.[5]

Neuman currently resides in Brooklyn and is Head of Music for Kickstarter.[6] She was previously Director of Label Relations for eMusic,[7] and in 2006 started a band with former PeeChees member Carlos Cañedo called Love or Perish but is no longer in the band.

During high school, Neuman worked for Arizona Representative Mo Udall.[2] In 2009, after graduating from the Chef's Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, Neuman founded a personal chef, catering and health consulting company focusing on natural and whole foods in Brooklyn called Simple Social Kitchen.


With Bratmobile[edit]

Studio albums
Live albums
Split 7"
Compilation albums
  • Kill Rock Stars compilation, CD/LP, (Kill Rock Stars)
  • A Wonderful Treat compilation cassette
  • The Embassy Tapes cassette
  • Throw compilation CD (Yoyo Recordings)
  • International Pop Underground live LP/CD/CS (K Records)
  • Neapolitan Metropolitan boxed 7" set (Simple Machines)
  • Teen Beat 100 compilation 7" (Teen Beat)
  • Julep compilation LP/CD (Yo Yo)
  • Wakefield Vol. 2 V/A CD boxed set (Teen Beat)
  • Plea For Peace Take Action compilation CD (Sub City)
  • Boys Lie compilation CD (Lookout! Records)
  • Yoyo A Go Go 1999 compilation CD (Yoyo Recordings)
  • Lookout! Freakout Episode 2 compilation CD (Lookout! Records)
  • Songs For Cassavetes compilation CD (Better Looking Records)
  • Lookout! Freakout Episode 3 CD (Lookout! Records)
  • Turn-On Tune-In Lookout! DVD (Lookout! Records)

With the Frumpies[edit]

On Kill Rock Stars:[8]

  • Babies & Bunnies (7" EP) KRS213, released 1993-08.
  • Eunuch Nights (7" EP) KRS322, released: 1998-09-23.
  • Frumpie One-Piece (CD) KRS335, released: 1998-10-23.
  • Frumpies Forever (7" EP) KRS366, released: 2000-08-01.

With the PeeChees[edit]

Year Title Label Other information
1996 Do The Math Kill Rock Stars First album.
1997 Games People Play Kill Rock Stars Final studio album.
1998 Life Kill Rock Stars Compilation of singles and compilation tracks. Released post-breakup.
Singles and EPs
Year Title Label Other information
1994 Cup of Glory Kill Rock Stars "Cheap Fun", "Grease" b/w "Fine Watch".
1995 Scented Gum Lookout! Records "Genuine Article", "Tea Biscuit to Show" b/w "Olive Oil", "Tom Foolery". Recorded by John Reis and Gar Wood.
1996 Love Moods Rugger Bugger "New Moscow Woman" b/w "Quadruple Bypass"
1996 "Antarticists" Roxy b/w "Love Is the Law" cover, originally by The Suburbs.
1997 "Sing Like Me (Elliott Smith)" Damaged Goods b/w "Other Ice Age". Picture disc
1998 "Dallas" Sub Pop b/w "If You Don't Know (Now You Know)". Released as part of the label's limited edition "Single of the Month" series
Non-album tracks
Year Album/Source Label Song(s) Other information
1994 Rock Stars Kill Kill Rock Stars "Patty Coahuila" First band release. Compilation of Kill Rock Stars bands that included Rancid, Kathleen Hanna, and Team Dresch.
1995 Slice Of Lemon Lookout! Records/Kill Rock Stars "Maintenance Free" Compilation of Lookout! and Kill Rock Stars bands that included Elliott Smith and The Mr. T Experience.
1998 Taking A Chance On Chances Troubleman Unlimited Records "Second Grade" Compilation of bands that included Monorchid.


  1. ^ "FMC | Policy Summit 2006". Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  2. ^ a b Marcus, Sara (2010). Girls to the Front (1st ed.). Harper. pp. 59–60. ISBN 978-0-06-180636-0.
  3. ^ "Interviews > Molly Neuman". 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  4. ^ "Pinhead Gunpowder Play Gilman, Recap." Archived 2008-03-13 at the Wayback Machine, Lookout! Records Web site
  5. ^ "Molly Neuman on Ted Leo's new album". brooklynvegan. 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  6. ^ "Molly Neuman, Kickstarter's First Head of Music, Explains the Company's Approach to the Industry". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  7. ^ "Who are these people? at 17 dots". Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  8. ^ "Frumpies". Kill Rock Stars. 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.

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