Today Bikini Kill released a track from the forthcoming reissue of its demo album Revolution Girl Style Now. “Playground,” one of three songs left off the original demo, was recorded in early 1991 at the ABC House in Olympia, Washington, a day after one of the band’s first shows. The reissue, out Sept. 22, was mixed by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi. No, the band won’t be touring behind it (Bikini Kill broke up in 1997 and Kathleen Hanna went on to form Le Tigre and then The Julie Ruin) but plenty of other female-driven ’90s bands are back on the scene.
This has to be the next best thing to seeing the Shitty Pixies live: next month, you’ll be able to listen to the real Pixies on Output’s bone-rattling sound system. Classic Album Sundays, an international series of listening parties for classic albums, is back at Output’s Panther Room. Next up, on March 23: a session for Television’s brilliant Marquee Moon, moderated by Bryan Waterman, who authored the 33 1/3 book about the album (he’s also interviewing onetime Television member Richard Hell at The Strand next week).