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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Years Active: 1998–present
Genres: Electroclash, Dance Punk, Synthpunk

Le Tigre is an American electroclash band, formed by Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill) and Johanna Fateman in 1998 in New York City. It also featured Sadie Benning from 1998 until 2001, and JD Samson for the rest of the group's run. Le Tigre is known for its left-wing sociopolitical lyrics, dealing with issues of feminism and the LGBT community. Initially envisioned as a live backup band for Hanna's solo project Julie Ruin, Le Tigre mixed the politics and feminism of riot grrrl with electronic samples and lo-fi beats. Their debut, self-titled album was released in 1999. The song “Hot Topic” on the album paid tribute to dozens of female visual artists, musicians, writers, feminists... Continue Bio >>

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