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Le Tigre

621 Le Tigre by Le Tigre

Le Tigre

Mr. Lady
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Chris Stamey, Le Tigre
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With Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna ditched roaring punk guitars for drum machines and vintage keyboards on their self-titled 1999 debut album

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An established artist starting a new musical project is always a tricky proposition, and the 90s were no different. Whether releasing a solo album or starting a new band, quality doesn't always matter when it comes to fans accepting a new sound or direction. After the amicable split of Bikini Kill in 1998, Kathleen Hanna returned a year later with the retro-inspired Le Tigre, forgoing punk bombast for a dancier sounds rooted in homemade drum loops, Farfisa organs, 60s girl groups, 80s new wave and electroclash. But that doesn't mean politics and social commentary take a back seat, as Hanna is as sharp lyrically as ever on the self-titled debut album while balancing pop melodies with a lo-fi approach.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Deceptacon
  • 11:22 - Les and Ray
  • 17:36 - What's Yr Take On Cassavetes
  • 24:46 - Phanta
  • 28:56 - Eau D'Bedroom Dancing
  • Outro - My My Metrocard

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