The Julie Ruin

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The Julie Ruin
The Julie Ruin performing at the Beachland Ballroom in 2014
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresAlternative rock, dance-punk, garage rock
Years active2010–present
MembersKathleen Hanna
Kathi Wilcox
Kenny Mellman
Carmine Covelli
Sara Landeau

The Julie Ruin is an American band formed in 2010 in New York City. The band rehearses in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and records at Oscilloscope and Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn. Band members include lead vocalist Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Sara Landeau, bassist Kathi Wilcox, drummer Carmine Covelli and keyboardist Kenny Mellman.

In December 2010, the Julie Ruin previewed a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

In 2012, the Julie Ruin released the song "Girls Like Us," featuring queercore artist Vaginal Davis, as a free download as part of a series inspired by the book Real Man Adventures by T. Cooper.[2]

The band's first album, Run Fast, was released on September 3, 2013, by Dischord Records. The first track, "Oh Come On," was released in June of that year.

The band's second album, Hit Reset,[3] was released on July 8, 2016, by Hardly Art Records. The first track "I Decide" was released on April 11, 2016.[4]



  1. ^ Breihan, Tom (14 June 2011). "Kathleen Hanna Returns with the Julie Ruin". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Pelly, Jenn (28 December 2012). "Listen: Kathleen Hanna's Band the Julie Ruin Share First New Track: 'Girls Like Us'". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Photographic image of album cover" (JPG). Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  4. ^ "Kathleen Hanna's Band the Julie Ruin Announce New Album Hit Reset, Share New Track "I Decide" | Pitchfork". 11 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-21.

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