Bikini Kill’s full discography is now on streaming services
Bikini Kill‘s full discography is now available on streaming services for the first time. Kathleen Hanna talked to TIDAL about the decision to finally pull the trigger:
For me, it wasn’t a decision against streaming. I know there was a while where we were pretty upset about the shoddy royalty rates that people were getting. But now, you look at it, and it’s all people just listening to your music on YouTube.
You just want to have more people know about your work and get to hear the music however they get it. That’s just become more the thing for us. Since we have an extensive back catalogue, I just don’t think it’s right that everybody can’t have access to it.
A lot of our records were not recorded that great, but they were recorded how we had the money to record them at the time, and I want people to listen to what we made. I don’t want people to listen to the crappy third-rate version on somebody’s YouTube video.
Bikini Kill was a really intense, amazing band to be in and I’m happy that the music is going to be available to more people.
You can listen to Spotify streams of their three albums and their The Singles compilation below. The Singles is also getting its first-ever vinyl release on September 25 via Bikini Kill Records.
Bikini Kill broke in 1997, but last year, they briefly reunited at an event for The Raincoats at The Kitchen in NYC. Kathleen Hanna has remained active with a handful of other projects, including her current band The Julie Ruin (who have performed Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl”).