Guess who’s back, back again? Bikini Kill is back – tell a friend (or five)! The OG riot grrrls are reissuing their Revolution Girl Style Now! album with unreleased titles including, “Playground” and “Ocean Song.” Check out the teaser below:
In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna goes way back to the demo tape days and explains the reissuing of Revolution Girl Style Now! In summary, it is a chance for Hanna and the rest of Bikini Kill to “revisit their movement-defining early-‘90s performance.”
As riot grrrls, Bikini Kill was a part of the second-wave of feminism – they experienced the reclaiming of the word woman, yet were still left out as “girls.” On stage and behind the scenes, Bikini Kill worked to “salvage a specific kind of girlhood,” according to The Times.
Hanna describes going back to the demo tapes as less embarrassing [than she had initially thought], and more hilarious than anything. “It just sounds like people who are experimenting and goofing around. Listening to a much younger me, I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe I just did that,’” she says.
This album is for new and old fans alike (especially if you’re a revolutionary girl) and is set to be released on September 22. Familiar tracks include “Candy,” “Feels Blind,” and “Liar,” amongst a few never-before-heard songs.
If you can’t wait (like us here at BUST), the newest track, “Ocean Song,” was just released, and you can listen below (we definitely cannot stop jamming out):
Image via NPR.