Bikini Kill EP - 20 year anniversary reissue

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    Bikini Kill Records, the label formed in 2012 by feminist punk band Bikini Kill, is excited to announce its first release: a 20th-anniversary re-issue of the band's debut 12" EP. The re-issue includes a new fanzine in the form of a 34" x 21" poster featuring interviews with Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi) and Molly Neuman (Bratmobile), liner notes by Layla Gibbons (Skinned Teen, MRR), excerpts from the band's 'zines (Bikini Kill #1 and #2, Jigsaw #4), and photos from band members' personal archives.

    The self-titled EP, originally released on October 9, 1992, comprises four songs recorded by Ian MacKaye on July 3, 1991, at Inner Ear Studios; one song from the band's 1991 demo cassette, recorded 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.

    This EP marks the beginning of a larger campaign to re-issue the complete Bikini Kill catalog as well as previously unreleased material.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bikini Kill EP - 20 year anniversary reissue via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released 20 November 2012



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Bikini Kill Olympia, Washington

Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (aka Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90’s via their political lyrics, zones and confrontational live show. ... more

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