Le Butcherettes return with new album, A Raw Youth, on Sept. 18; Iggy Pop and John Frusciante guest on 12-Track Album‏

June 16, 2015
Monica Lozano

Monica Lozano

 Ipecac Recordings have revealed they will be releasing Le Butcherettes‘ third album, A Raw Youth, this September.
  Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Le Butcherettes is the loud and vivacious brainchild of Teri Gender Bender (vocals and guitar), joined by drummer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes) and bassist Jamie Aaron, together creating downright enjoyable detonations of off-kilter rock that ooze charisma and light up every live show that they play. Last year’s Cry Is For The Flies LP (co-released with friend, collaborator and producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez‘s label Nadie Sound) was a superb collection of tracks led by the manic angels and demons that possess Teri, and featuring contributions from Henry Rollins and Shirley Manson. This time round, the band are sounding even more driven, confrontational and celebratory – A Raw Youth is an album that speaks to anyone who hears a big beat and can’t deny the will to rock out, wielding the spirit of classic rock, punk poetics, and raw electric guitar power.
 “The focus of the album is the recurring conflict between minorities (the raw youths) and society: The oppressor and the oppressed,” explains Gender Bender. “Each song is a different story of a youth from a different time era. Some of them want to die because their faith in humanity has ended, some want to fight the authority, think outside themselves. Another song on the album, ‘Sold Less Than Gold,’ reflects the story of women who are sold into marriages or into sex slavery and how resilient their spirits are. And despite the different time periods, history repeats itself. There will always be conflict and sadly despite the rebels in our history there are people that are zombified. A Raw Youth is an awakened collective consciousness of wanting to live and not fear death.”
  The band recorded the album at RLP Studios (The Morgue Portable Disaster Unit) in El Paso, Texas, with Omar Rodriguez Lopez once again on production duties, as he has done for both previous Le Butcherettes’ releases (2011’s Sin, Sin, Sin and the aforementioned Cry Is For The Flies).
   You’ll be able to hear tracks before the album’s release in the coming weeks, as well as news of their tour plans for both North America and Europe, and details of the heady mix of characters who came together to create A Raw Youth(including the legends that are Iggy Pop and John Frusciante).

1. Shave The Pride

2. My Mallely

3. Reason to Die Young

4. La Uva (Ft. Iggy Pop)

5. Sold Less Than Gold

6. Stab My Back

7. They Fuck You Over

8. Witchless C Spot

9. The Hitch Hiker

10. Lonely & Drunk

11. Oil The Shoe If The Critter Knew Any Better

12. My Half (Ft. John Frusciante)


June 16     Grand Rapids, MI     Pyramid Scheme
June 17     Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 18     Columbus, OH     A&R Music Bar
June 22     Toronto, ON     Danforth Music Hall
June 23     London, ON     Call The Office
June 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop
June 26     Syracuse, NY     Westcott Theater
June 27     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club
June 28     Hamden, CT     Ballroom at The Outer Space
June 29     New York, NY     Santos Party House
June 30     New York, NY     Santos Party House
July 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts
July 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar
July 3     Carrboro, NC      Cat’s Cradle
July 5     Nashville, TN     Exit/In
July 6     Louisville,KY     Mercury Ballroom
July 7     Indianapolis, IN     The Vogue Theatre
July 8     Chicago, IL     The Double Door
July 9     Madison, WI     High Noon Saloon
July 10     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company
July 12     Fargo, ND     The Aquarium
July 13     Sioux Falls, SD     The District
July 14     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room
July 16     Ft. Collins, CO     Aggie Theatre
July 17     Denver, CO     Summit Music Hall
July 18     El Prado, NM     Taos Mesa Brewing
July 19     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad
July 21     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

“Vocalist Teri Gender Bender leads a violent ride, exorcising demons along the way. ‘Burn The Scab’ is swampy, while ‘Poet From Nowhere’ recalls The Slits. Her snarling vocals and menacing bass from Roderiguez-Lopez underpin a record that’s deeper and more rewarding than a garage-rock album has any right to be.”NME
“A flair for punk theatrics”MOJO
 “Gender Bender has found the perfect home on Mike Patton’s Ipecac imprint; a label that celebrates eclectic, daring, musically challenging artists that aren’t afraid to sporadically withdraw and show their soft side. Then, right when you most expect it, things get very uncomfortable again.”WONDERING SOUND
“Wildly unpredictable, ‘Cry Is For The Flies’ feels tense and beautifully dangerous, like someone who you know you should give a wide berth but can’t resist because they’re so utterly compelling. Intense.”WHISPERIN AND HOLLERIN
“So there was this band called At The Drive-In. Then they became The Mars Volta. Then they split and Omar the guitarist found a motley gang to form the strangely ace Bosnian Rainbows. Is there a point to this potted history of El Paso alt-rock? Yes! Cos Rainbows singer Teri Gender Bender has her own groovy little combo, and this is a jaunty sample of what they do (‘Demon Stuck In Your Eye’). In a desert-rocking, Yeah Yeah Yeahs-shaped, garage-punk way.”CLASSIC ROCK

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