Thursday, February 10, 2011

Le Butcherettes: Mexico City garage-punks championed by alt-rock royalty announce debut album, tour dates

The rampantly raved-about garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes have announced the worldwide release of their debut album, Sin Sin Sin this spring, as well as a slew of U.S. tour dates that include a highly anticipated performance at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 19th. See complete dates below. 

Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 21-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.

Check out MP3s for the first tracks from the album, "Henry Don't Got Love" HERE and "New York" HERE

The band's songs and wildly cathartic live shows have often drawn comparisons to Karen O, Patti Smith, Bikini Kill and many other female-fronted rock groups, but there's a theatricality to Le Butcherettes that brings a further reaching sense of mystery and imagery to the band.

Originally forming as a duo, Le Butcherettes began in 2008 as the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Teri Gender Bender; a self- proclaimed modern feminist who cites Sylvia Plath and Malcolm X as major influences.  Born in Denver, CO to a Mexican stage actress mother and a father who was a fervent lover of the arts, Teri was constantly surrounded by creative energy. Following the death of her father, Teri Gender Bender arrived in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to begin a new and eventful chapter in her life, and with that the first page of Le Butcherettes was written.

Le Butcherettes quickly garnered acclaim in the Mexican underground music scene. The group's debut EP Kiss & Kill won "Best New Artist" and "Best Punk Record" nominations from Mexico's Indie-O Awards in 2009, and their outrageous and spirited live show captured the attention of both fans and artists alike. By the middle of 2009, Le Butcherettes were tapped by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to participate in their multi-date "It's Blitz" tour of Mexico. There, Le Butcherettes blew away the press, nightly audiences of 25,000+ spectators and even the members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs themselves, who demonstrated their passion for the duo, often dedicating songs to the band. Support dates with The Dead Weather soon followed. 

Following their legendary sold out L.A. debut performance, Le Butcherettes signed to the prestigious William Morris Endeavor agency for worldwide booking, leading to US dates with The Flaming Lips, Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Jane's Addiction. Festival appearances in 2010 included the main stage alongside The Pixies and Interpol at The Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City and the Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in late 2010, Teri recruited renowned drummer Gabe Serbian (The Locust) and bassist Jonathan Hischke (Hella, Broken Bells) to round out the lineup.

Le Butcherettes' full length debut, Sin Sin Sin was produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez, who also plays bass on all of the album's tracks, and will issue the album on May 10th, 2011 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.

03/11  Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
03/19  Austin, TX @ Emo's Annex - SXSW Sargent House/RLProductions showcase ^^
05/20  Jacksonville, FL @ Plush *
05/21  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Cafe *
05/22  Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater *
05/28  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle * 
05/29  Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall * 
06/01  Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom * 
06/04  Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall * 
06/05  Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre * 
06/06  Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre * 
06/10  Hollywood, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium * 
06/13  San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre * 

#   with Mike Watt & The Missing Men
^^ with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Cast Spells, Adebisi Shank, Fang Island, Gypsyblood, 
     Therapies Son, Zechs Marquise
*    with Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan

Artist: Le Butcherettes
Album: Sin Sin Sin
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions
Release Date: May 10th, 2011

01. Tonight                                                            
02. New York  (MP3)                                         
03. Henry Don't Got Love (MP3)                    
04. Leibniz Language                              
05. Bang!                                               
06. All You See in Me is Death                  
07. I'm Getting Sick Of You                      
08. Riko's Smooth Talking Mother             
09. The Actress That Ate Rousseau            
10. Tainted in Sin                                  
11. Dress Off                                        
12. Empty Dimes                                   
13. Mr. Tolstoi   

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