Tuesday, May 10, 2011
[press release] The rampantly raved-about garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes release their debut full-length, Sin Sin Sin today. To celebrate the occasion, the group led by charismatic 21-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender plays a headlining album release show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 11th. Shortly thereafter, Le Butcherettes take to the road supporting Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Please see complete dates below.
AOL Spinner is streaming the full album all week long, listen HERE. NPR's All Songs Considered served up an exclusive premiere of "I'm Getting Sick of You" HERE. And, check out MP3s for other album tracks, "Henry Don't Got Love" (right click, save as) and "New York" (right click, save as).
Teri Gender Bender - a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico - gives Le Butcherettes a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess. 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.
The band's songs and wildly cathartic live shows often draw comparisons to Karen O, Patti Smith, Bikini Kill and 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. For more on the band's impressive back story, see the complete bio HERE.
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 issued the album May 10th, 2011 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions via Sargent House.
LE BUTCHERETTES LIVE:
05/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater #
05/19 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel * (SOLD OUT)
05/20 Jacksonville, FL @ Plush *
05/21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Cafe *
05/22 Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater *
05/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *
05/26 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Ampitheater *
05/28 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
05/29 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
05/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
06/01 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
06/03 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center *
06/04 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall *
06/05 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre *
06/06 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre *
06/08 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Colliseum *
06/09 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Ampitheater *
06/10 Hollywood, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium * (SOLD OUT)
06/11 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel *
06/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre *
06/14 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
06/15 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater *
# w/ Mike Watt + The Missingmen, Agent Ribbons
* w/ Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan
"The best act I saw: Le Butcherettes singer Teri Gender Bender is something of a stunner. She can howl, she can yell, she can growl the letter "R" into multi-syllables, and she needs little more than one ferocious drum beat to have her way with a song. And just in case you're not paying attention when Teri sings that she's sick of you, she'll do a backward stage dive."-- LA Times
"As immediate as the songs are on Sin Sin Sin, they also hold up remarkably well to repeated listens and represent a musical diversity not often found on punk records. While Le Butcherettes may be celebrated for the insanity and spectacle of their live gigs, the thrilling Sin Sin Sin proves they're far more than a mere gimmick or novelty." -- Consequence of Sound
"Any band who rocks this hard and leaves the crowd looking this limp and sweaty - some even splattered with a little fake blood - deserves some sort of honorary prize." -- LA Weekly
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:20 PM