Bikini Kill — Yes, That Bikini Kill — Launches Record Label


Children of the ’90s, get ready to feel old once again: Bikini Kill is almost 25 years old. We’re not saying that just to bum you out, though — we’re saying it because the Kathleen Hanna-fronted riot grrrl band is celebrating its upcoming anniversary by founding a record label. While physical releases aren’t quite ready yet (Bikini Kill’s self-titled Kill Rock Stars debut EP will be reissued in the fall), all of the band’s back catalog — as well as albums by The Frumpies and Casual Dots — is available for download via Bandcamp, iTunes, and eMusic. There’s also a fresh batch of Bikini Kill T-shirts for purchase.

But perhaps the most exciting news is this last bit from the band: “We also plan to re-release our original demo tape, which contains songs that were previously unavailable and/or hard to find on vinyl & CD. We are currently going through our archive, which include photographs, practice tapes, live recordings, unreleased songs, films, video, writing, interviews, zines and flyers that we intend to feature on future releases and document on our website.” If you’re interested in getting updates on Bikini Kill Records, you can subscribe to their email list here.